Ellen Hutchins Festival, Bantry, 2015, Tribute to Irish Botanist Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815), Ballylickey, Bantry, West Cork, by Dawson Turner of Yarmouth (1775-1858), ‘In every native of the hill and veil She found attraction, and, where beauty fail’d Applauded odour or commended use Genus ‘Hutchinsia Alpina’ named after her and the Bantry Hutchins family.
Ellen Hutchins was descended from Hutchins on both sides. On her father’s side the Cork Hutchins were a rough bunch, smugglers, middle men and even her own brothers were incessantly squabbling. The family had a number of houses at Ballylickey and Ardnagashel.
Memorial to her in Garryvucha, the old Bantry Protestant Graveyard:
Ardnagashel and Arbotoretum:
Sale of Hutchins Estate 1854:
Middle Men Kenmare Estate:
Courtesy Wendy Walsh and Dr. Nelson: