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Early history of Luttrellstown
Richard Tyrrell's son and heir Hugh, third baron of Castleknock, who appears to have been at the English court in 1223 when his father died, was one of the magnates of Ireland on whom Henry the Third placed chief reliance....
To the south-west (of Castleknock) at Clonsilla the family of Luttrell had been enfeffed by the Tyrrells, subject to homage and an annual service of forty pence....
When the Irish tribes began to invade the country near the mountains in the last decade of the thirteenth century, some of the inhabitants took refuge at Castleknock, which, as has been already mentioned, was then known as 'the land of peace.' One of them, Paul Lagheles by name, found, however, that the land of peace was not necessarily a land of safety, and his sheep, to the number of 200, were carried off while grazing in Luttrellstown by, as he alleged, men from Louth, who were coming to fight the king's enemies in the mountains.
At the close of the fourteenth century the religious houses and several of the families mentioned at the close of the previous century remained in possession of their lands. The de la Feldes were still found at Corduff, the Woodlocks at Cappoge, and the Luttrells at Luttrellstown.
(3) Ball, "History of the County Dublin", Part VI