A Gallows for Cromwell?

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With the arrival of yet another King Charles on the throne of England a reminder of his predecessors nemesis will keep us all grounded? Cromwell's reputation in the UK is one thing while his reputation on this island is quite a different matter. To find a tree known as "Cromwell's tree" in Co. Cork might be no surprise but was it there for him to find shade of to dangle?
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Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1942 - 1944

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 337 (Box II)

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 20/Oct/2022 07:48:28

    The Cork Digital Archive know about this photo - www.corkdigitalarchive.ie/items/show/4074

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 20/Oct/2022 07:58:20

    It looks like the tree has 'gone' from the Google satellite - www.google.com/maps/place/Castlekevin,+Rockforest,+Co.+Co...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 08:18:28

    In Castlekevin lived a man called Roche when Cromwell was in Ireland. Crowmwell came to Castlekevin and beheaded Roche, and placed his head on a spear over the entrance gates. He gave the castle to a man named Nagle. He gave the lawn to one of his own soldiers a Connaught man. It is still known as the Connaught man's field.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 08:18:48

    When Cromwell came to Ireland one of the Roches-Lords of Fermoy- was living in Castlekevin, Mallow. Cromwell visited the castle and slew Roche and placed his head on one of the gate pillars. From there he marched to Mallow where he spent the night. The house where he slept in Mallow is still in use. It is a public house and is now owned by a family called Leary.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:17:42

    NIAH a bit sketchy today: No visible surface trace of castle; site now occupied by 19th-century country house (14870) which may incorporate part of earlier structure. Stone inserted on E wall of present house inscribed "1613/T/W/I". Human head carved in stone and now set in enclosing wall near house may have come from castle. Several Roches 'of Castlekiffyn' were pardoned in 1583 (Grove White 1905-25, vol. 2, 103), and Down Survey (1655-6) barony map shows a castle here; forfeited during Cromwellian wars and granted to Thornhill

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:19:46

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ It has been suggested that it takes its name from Kevin Roche, who was executed by Cromwell. It remained in the possession of the Roche family until the Confederate War, when it was handed over to William Thornhill, one of Cromwell's soldiers

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:23:57

    In 1901 and 1911, Castlekevin was home of Edward Hoare Reeves, although he was not at home in 1901.

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:24:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] “Castle Kevin is located a short distance from Mallow in Co. Cork. It has been suggested that it takes its name from Kevin Roche, who was executed by Cromwell. It remained in the possession of the Roche family until the Confederate War, when it was handed over to William Thornhill, one of Cromwell's soldiers (Laffan, op. cit., pp. 110-111). By descent it was passed to Edward Badham-Thornhill, who was was the last member of the family to occupy Kevin Castle. He initiated substantial remodelling of the house before it was siezed by the Incumbered Estate Court in 1845. Three years later it was purchased by the Reeves family, who occupied it until 1935, when it was bought by the O'Connor family www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5197698

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:28:08

    Edward died in 1936, address Castlekevin

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:36:49

    His father was also Edward Hoare Reeves and owned Castlekevin.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:41:36

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The NIAH ref. to Castlekyffin in 1583 suggests the name is pre-Cromwell.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:44:49

    NPA ITA 335 (Box II) in the catalogue is titled Castlekevin (residence of P. O'Connor) Castletownroche, Co. Cork. from 1942

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/Oct/2022 09:48:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Just another of the fairy tales of old Ireland, pity

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    John Spooner

    • 20/Oct/2022 10:24:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Weekly Irish Times - Saturday 14 September 1901 stated that "The castle originally belonged to the O'Keeffs, from which, no doubt, the name is derived".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/Oct/2022 12:32:11

    Reeves is in the 1935 Guys, not 1940 Paramount (being dead) in Killavullen. P.O'Connor appears in the 1940, but without a specific address. In 1943 he is listed at Castlekevin. So I think P. O'Connor took over directly after Reeves died.

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/Oct/2022 21:36:22

    https://flic.kr/p/2nUaCH6 Pencil and watercolour by John E. Bosanquet (1854-1869) Castle Kevin after its remodelling. Could be Bosanquet on left and the Reeves family on right. No sign of a tree.

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    silverio10

    • 20/Oct/2022 21:54:55

    Buenas fotos antiguas .