As part of a new project documenting the history of Powerscourt, a sub-site of the Enniskerry History website is now live. It aims to focus on the history of Powerscourt estate, which I have been researching for several years.
Over this series of posts (target: 100!) I aim to retell the story of Powerscourt – the house, the gardens and the estate. There’ll be a spotlight on the lords of the manor as well as the labourers on the moor; so I hope there will be something to interest everyone.
The first articles in the series are now live, and you can follow the website for regular updates:
- The scarf which your majesty wears
- In the interregnum
- Things just as they were
- Settling down in medieval Powerscourt
- Inside the medieval castle at Powerscourt
6 thoughts on “Follow the history of Powerscourt House, Gardens, & Estate”
The fire at the Farmers Arms hotel is of interest to me due to my 3rd Great Grand Father Francis Buckley being the licencee of the hotel.
Thank you ever so much for the information you have on the internet as my connection with Enniskerry and PowersCourt is through the Buckley and Hicks Family who lived in Parknasilla, and Enniskerry as well as other areas around those towns.
Robert Darlington Buckley and John Hicks and his wife Ellen Dalton and their children immigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1855 on the Cairngorm. Robert married John & Ellen’s daughter Mary Elizabeth Hicks in Portland, Vic.
I would like to either purchase one of your books or be given permission to print the journals on Enniskerry and Powerscourt which will be another addition to my Hicks & Buckley Family tree.
My Family Tree is on Ancestry under Wendy’s Gedcom 20 Dec 2013 as well as being on Legacy Wendy’s MAIN lost entry. (lost many hours of work due to not saving the most recent additions)
I look forward to reading your reply
I am looking for any information about my ancestors, who according to their son’s wedding certificate, lived in Enniskerry. I am trying to find any information on Christopher Reilly and his spouse Julia who I think were resident in Enniskerry in approximately 1868 or earlier. Their son, Edward was married in another parish in October 1868.
Hello ,Thomas and Margaret were married 10th october1853 in ” Dixson Barn” I am coming over to Ireland to see my daughter (she lives in Cork) can you help as I can’t find out much about the barn and would love to visit Enniskerry . Cheers
Great website, Some of our in laws were Burtons. As, far as the research goes, there was a Robert Burton, profession, farmer and tenant, who lived on the Powerscourt Estate Demesne, he is listed in Griffiths Valuation and the census records for 1901, would be very interested to hear from anyone else who has any other information on this.
hello Michael, I’m just trying to find records relating to Powerscourt back during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. My mother told me that her ancestors (her maiden name was Power) were the original owners who occupied the estate house & lands. They were forced OUT by an English war mongerer who had been granted titled honours by the Queen for his services to the Crown during battles over the Irish, on Irish soil. I think his name was Fitzwilliam, or Fitzgerald? Anyway, the Powers made good their escape down south to Co. Waterford..or so the family story goes. Michael Kelly
Who can I contact regarding a grave at Powerscourt estate deer park park . Your website was recommended by Powerscourt bookings who have no information relating to a grave at the deer park belonging to my grandfather .