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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

Chapter 11. Footnotes

1. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish.—Lecture 10, Vol. ii., p. 220.

2. See O’Heerin’s Topographical Description.

3. Magrath’s Wars of Thomond.—De Clare brought with him several followers, amongst whom he distributed the territory of Tradraighe. He placed his brother-in-law, Fitzmaurice, at Rathlahine; de Affoun at Cathyrnaohim; Bagot at Rineanna; Peppard at Carrigerry; Kingsat at Ballymarkahan; Russell at Urlan; Flemyng at Clenagh; St. Alban at Ballygirreen; Hiwys at Newmarket; de Leyudperun at Carrigoran; de Interberg at Ballysallagh; Fanyng at Ballymacnevin; Rochford at Kennadonwil; Tumherlach at Rathcorcran; Mailor at Ballycornneely; Tuke at Clonloghan. Many others of de Clare’s tenants are named. See Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, No. 459.

4. O’Halloran, Vol. i., p. 211.

5. Aodh Boy Mac Namara. A sub-denomination of the townland of Bunratty, is still called Gurtaodhboy.

6. Lisbroc, not known now under that name.

7. Haud procul a Sinei ripâ sedet Bunratty, cui olim jus mercatus et nundinarum concessum. Compendium Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Regni Hiberniæ. Authore Fra. Francisco Partero Romæ, A.D. 1690. In the Library of the Franciscan Fathers, Dublin.

8. One of the very few cases of the kind recorded in Irish history occurred at Bunratty, where in 1353 the bishop of Waterford caused two Irishmen of the name of Mac Namara to be burnt for heresy. Hon. Robert O’Brien, note to Dineley’s Tour. Journal of the Archæological Society, Vol. vi., 1867, p. 88.

9. Annals Four Masters, A.D. 1593.

10. A.D. 1593. Murtagh, son of Conor, son of Turlogh O’Brien of Druim Laighean, died and buried in his own town of Druim Laighean, and his son Conor took his place. Ann. Four Masters.

11. This John O’Maoelconery lived about 1600-1660.

12. Note by Dr. John O’Donovan in Annals of Four Masters, Vol. i., p. xiii.

13. Vide Glossary. Louvain, 1643.

14. Hardiman’s Irish Minstrelsy, Vol. ii., p. 286.

15. Acta S.S. Hib., January 28.

16. Vol. i., p. 461.

17. See Acta S.S. Hiberniæ, March 8th. Life of St. Senán.

18. Trias Thaum., p. 612.

19. Urla, signifies long coarse grass.

20. These particulars are condensed from a learned note, believed to be written by Professor O’Looney, in Cardinal Moran’s edition of Archdall’s Monasticon Hibernicum, Vol. i. p. 83.

21. Now represented by Mr. Robert Hewitt, of Granahan.

22. His tomb is found in Quin Abbey. Vide supra, p. 54.

23. This Conor was the third Earl of Thomond.

24. The autograph original of this poem was in the possession of Anthony Howard, of Miltown Malbay in 1839, when O’Donovan wrote the topographical account of Clare for the Ordnance Survey.



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