Frank Whitney of ‘Port House’ will present an illustrated talk on the ‘HISTORY OF PORT’ covering the early Christian period, medieval times, the Cromwellian period and the 20th century.
Port is a townland between Carrick-on-Shannon and Leitrim Village along the River Shannon.
According to the Landed Estates database at NUI Galway, “Port became part of the Peyton estate through the marriage of John Hamilton Peyton to Mary Cunningham, heiress of Port, in 1814.
John Hamilton Peyton of Port was High Sheriff of Leitrim and in 1851 was a member of the Grand Jury for Leitrim.
In the mid 1850s the house at Port was occupied by George Latimer.
The Port estate, 726 acres, was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates’ Court on 28 June 1853.
This most interesting talk on the history of a local area is on Wednesday, 22nd October, at 8.30 pm in the Bush Hotel and a large attendance is expected, so please arrive early.
All are welcome. Entrance is €5 or €3 concession, Society members are free.