Corkagh Farm

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  • Aspects: South Dublin

The Colley Family

One of the earliest references to Corkagh dates back to 1324 when it is mentioned as being part of lands in Clondalkin belonging to the then Archbishop of Dublin, Alexander de Bicknor.

By the mid-nineteenth century, the estate was owned by the Colley family of Clondalkin. In 1933, Dudley Colley took over the running of the estate and its farming activities.

Dudley's knowledge of engineering and his experience of machinery stood him in good stead. Under him, Corkagh became highly mechanised, with widespread use of milking and cooling devices.