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  • Baron Killeen and Earl of Fingall were titles in the Peerage of Ireland. Baron Fingall was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The seat of the title-holders was, from establishment until 1953, Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland, and there was an ongoing close relationship with the related Plunkett family of Dunsany, and with the Viscounts Gormanston, who intermarried. Around 1426, Christopher Plunkett was created Baron Killeen: his seven sons founded five separate branches of the Plunket family, including the Plunkets of Dunsany, Rathmore and Dunsoghly. The tenth baron, Luke Plunkett, was created Earl of Fingall on 29 September 1628. His first wife was Elizabeth O'Donnell of Tyrconnell, daughter of Rory O'Donnell, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, brother of Red Hugh O'Donnell. The eighth earl was created Baron Fingall on 20 June 1831. All three titles became extinct on the death of the twelfth earl in 1984, and are not to be confused with the Prescriptive Barony or Lordship of Fingal originally granted in 1208 by King John of England.