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

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 5. Ui Cearnaigh; Ui Conghaile; East Corcabaskin

East Corcabaskin

Killofin Parish

In the locality this parish is known as the Rinn, because it forms a promontory into the Shannon. Its name is derived from a family called O’Finn, one of those of Thomond as given by MacFirbis in his genealogies. The ancient church is in good preservation, and adjoining it is a very extensive burial-ground. In the townland of Kilkerin stands an old church of the same name, small in size and of great antiquity. It is dedicated to St. Kiaran, but it is difficult to decide which of the saints so named is its patron. A little way on the east side of this church is St. Kiaran’s altar, with a cross sculptured on one of the stones. In the townland of Knocknacross, now modernized into Mountshannon West, is a holy well dedicated to the same St. Kiaran, but the festival day of the saint is not remembered. Ballymacolman, or Colmanstown, has the remains of an old castle, which belonged in 1580 to Teige MacMahon, of Clonderalaw.