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Kenmare in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Fair Green

Kenmare Heritage Town

 
 
Fair Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
1. Fair Green Marker
Inscription.  

Although there had been a settlement of English colonists in Kenmare since 1670 it was not until a century later that the foundations of the present estate town were laid. This was done by William Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, who developed its unusual X-shaped street plan. Here, at its north-western end, space was reserved for a Market Place. The first Market House was thought to have been built in the 1790s. Fairs and markets were held frequently. The triangular green was enclosed in the last century and remains the property of the Derreen Estate, formerly the Lansdowne Estate.

 
Location. 51° 52.828′ N, 9° 35.029′ W. Marker is in Kenmare, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is on The Square (National Route N71) just north of Henry Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenmare, Munster V93 CY93, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of Independence (here, next to this marker); James Joyce Pub Award (within shouting distance of this marker); The Market House
Fair Green and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
2. Fair Green and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Kenmare Heritage Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Kenmare Heritage Trail. (Submitted on September 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Fair Green and its Tidy Town Award Cairn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
3. Fair Green and its Tidy Town Award Cairn
2000 National Tidy Town Award Medallion in Fair Green image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
4. 2000 National Tidy Town Award Medallion in Fair Green
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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