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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 11. Tradraighe; Tuath Echtghe

Tradraighe. Drumline Parish

This parish also has no saint as its patron. Its church is called after the townland of Dromline. The proper Irish name is Druim Laigean, signifying the hillside of the spears.[9] No holy well or other ancient object except two castles is to be seen in the parish. One of these, also situate in the townland of Dromline, in the year 1580 was in the possession of Mortogh O’Brien, [10] son of Conor, first Earl of Thomond. The other stands on the townland of Smithstown (Baile na gabhna); it was in the possession of John O’Maoelconery in 1580. Its remains subsist in very good preservation.