CHERRY ORCHARD

The Cherry Orchard, Killincarrig
Image by C. Love
The Garden ; an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all it's branches, London, May 8th 1897, page 329.

Recorded as a long house. It has existed over 300 years, when it is recorded that Spanish cherries were planted. Run in recent years by a Mrs. Deverereux as a Tea Room. It is reputed to have been saved from destruction by Col. Crawford, one of Cromwell’s generals in 1642. It was located on the Killincarrig Estate, which was later known as the Burnaby estate.

It is claimed that Terence O’Reilly was born here. He was a Wicklow rebel who went on to earn the Cross of the Legion of Honour from Napoleon having fought under Napoleon at Austerlitz. His sisters are recorded as carrying on the Orchard.

Sarah Doyle died aged 80 at the Orchard, Killincarrick in 1887.  Simon Thomas Doyle of the Orchard Delgany, a bachelor aged 55,  died in hospital in Dublin in Oct 1905. His sister, Kate Doyle, resided at the Orchard after Simon’s death. In 1923, the Orchard was being run by John Devereaux.

The Cherry Orchard has been described as one of the finest cultivated orchards in Ireland.

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