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Have you ever wanted to have your own piece of Ireland? Now you can!

This unique Irish gift is perfect for someone who has always wanted to have a "bit of the old sod".
We are offering your very own corner of the Emerald Isle.

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Located at Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
Macroom Land Trust is offering
1-foot square plots of land for sale.
Each purchase comes with:

  • Numbered Certificate, suitable for framing.
  • Map showing location of plot.
  • Photographs from the area.
  • History of the area.

This would make a perfect present for Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.

It also makes the perfect promotional or business thank you gift.

We can personalize the heading on the certificate to meet your requirements.

For example it could say:

Macroom Land Trust
In association with
James Murphy & Family
Herby grant unto
Land at Macroom in the Barony of West Muskerry in …..

Click on the Certificate to see the styles available.

Numbered Land Certificate

  • Macroom in existence since 550 ad
  • Brian Boru fought battle here to claim Kingdom of Munster
  • Headquarters of the McCarthy clan from 13th century
  • Homeplace of St. Finbarr, Founder of Cork
  • William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania lived here

History of Macroom

The name Macroom can be explained in 3 ways
1) Derived from the Irish version of Maigh Cromptha or crooked plain
2) Said to have it's origins as the Plane of Crom the pagan God
3) Based on the landmark of a tree near the bridging point of the river. This gives its name as
meaning "crooked Oak".

First documented reference to Macroom reaches back to about 550 ad. When it was known as Achad Dorbchon and existed within the Kingdom of Muscraighe (Muskerry).

Up until 1600, this area is referred to as a major religious centre. At various times it was a Bardic
religious centre where the area represented a centre for the Druids of Munster, an ancient burial grounds and also served as the seat of the Bishop of Cork.

The earliest references to settlement at Macroom are in the form of archaeological ruins, some of which are still visible today. These include ring forts, stone forts, fulacht fiadhs (cooking pits) and souterrains (underground passageways). Standing stones are noticeable in the district. They dot the landscape with great regularity. Some of these mark prehistoric burial sites. Some of the stones are as high as 15 feet with some of the stones bearing Ogham inscriptions.

The area represents the home place of St. Finbarr, founder of Cork City, and the site of his first church near Macloneigh.

A battle at Bealach Leachta (Bealick) at the confluence of the Sullane and the Laney rivers took place in 978 between Brian Boru and Miles MacBrain, chief of the O'Mahoneys and King of Carbery. The purpose of the battle was for Brian Boru to avenge the death of his brother Mahon who had been killed by MacBrian. Following the slaying of MacBrian by Brian's son, Murrogh, Brian became King of Munster.

During the reign of the Ui Fhloinn (O'Flynns) tribe in the twelfth century a castle was built at Achad Dorbchon (Macroom). Evidence suggests that the O'Flynn family were one of the earliest and most
influential families of the Muskery region. They had their headquarters at Macroom and established the first village site. The castle was the focal point for all subsequent development at Macroom.

In the thirteenth century Macroom suffered 3 invasions. The final was by the McCarthys who went on to become the dominant and most powerful family within the region. The rise in prominence of Macroom in the years leading to the 17th century was due to the early influence of the
O'Flynns and the McCarthys.


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