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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. Kilmaleery Parish

This parish has a name of ecclesiastical origin, but its patron cannot be discovered amongst the saints enumerated in the Irish calendars. The church is very much dilapidated, and it has no peculiarity demanding description. Only one holy well, called Tobar Mailiaraidh, is found in the parish. There is a lios, named Knockadoon. Three castles, in very good preservation, stand in the parish of Kilmaleery. These are—Urlan, inhabited in 1580 by Murtagh MacClancy [19]; Bodavoher, the property in that year of Donagh MacClancy, and Clenagh, not mentioned in the Trinity College MS. list of the Castles of Thomond. If it existed in 1580, it must have belonged to a member of the family of MacMahon.