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

Main Street

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

MAIN STREET - Main Street was formerly named William Street in honour of the 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, William Petty-Fitzmaurice who was raised in Lixnaw, County Kerry. He inherited the Lansdowne estates at Kenmare in 1761 and became Prime Minister of England twenty years later. The Marquis designed the plans upon which Kenmare developed in the 1770s. Main Street was renamed when the new nationalist ethos of the town asserted itself at the turn of the 20th century. The streetscape contains some fine examples of 18th and 19th century buildings.

 
Location. 51° 52.793′ N, 9° 34.995′ W. Marker is in Kenmare, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (National Route N71) and Henry Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Main Street, Kenmare, Munster V93 H279, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Street (here, next to this marker); War of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Fair Green
Main Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
2. Main Street and Marker
Looking SE along Main Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Joyce Pub Award (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Market House (about 90 meters away); Kenmare Heritage Town (about 120 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Kenmore Heritage. (Submitted on September 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kenmare Heritage Trail. (Submitted on September 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1st Marquess of Lansdowne). (Submitted on September 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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