Kennystown in a small townland in the southeastern part of County Wicklow, Ireland, bordering with County Wexford. It is located just a few miles northeast of the town of Carnew. It isn't on the general maps, but Kennystown is a beautiful rural area which consists of a dirt one lane road, a few houses and some grazing and farm land. The land was originally part of the townland Kilcavan. This area may have been referred to as Kennystown for many years prior, but it was first written in the books as Kennystown in the 1808 Land Leases from the Fitzwilliam records. James Kenny and his sons, Richard, Bartholomew and Philip got their lease in 1808, settled and farmed these lands, and their descendants are still occupying the farms today.
See map of Motabower and Kennystown to see exactly where these townlands are in Wexford and Wicklow.
Here are some various records of Kennys in the Tomacork Parish Click here for some of the Families that were evicted from the Coolattin Estates, in Ireland, and ended up in or near Smith Falls, Ontario
Some history and facts about Kennystown, prepared by one of the Kennys living there;
Number of houses in Kennystown
12 5 4 3 3 3 4
1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 2004
60 26 22 14 21 21 6