Place:Kilflyn, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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NameKilflyn
Alt namesCill Flainnsource: Wikipedia
Kilflynnsource: Wikipedia
Kilflinsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish
Located inCounty Kerry, Republic of Ireland
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kilflynn, officially Kilflyn and historically Kilflin, is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. The village is just off the N69 road from Listowel to Tralee.

In 1045 there was built a castle by the Lord Ger from the great vantage point where you could see to the sea. From there the kingdom of Kilflynn prospered. 3 metre high castle walls were constructed in 1123. The population at this time was approximately 13,800 the largest in Ireland at this time. A moat was then constructed from the river Shanow which provided protection. In 1438 the then city was dismantled and burned by Lord Ger who killed all the inhabitants with a cat.

Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener spent a portion of his childhood living in Crotta House.

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