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

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 8. Ui Cormaic; Ui Donghaile

Ui Donghaile

Moynoe Parish

Moyno Norbree was the ancient name of the parish. [36] Moyno signifies the plain of the yew tree, but what is the signification of the suffix Orbree, no one can tell. The old church is in tolerable preservation. Just in the vicinity is a ruined arch; it was probably a gateway leading to the Castle of Moynoe, belonging to Edmond O’Grady. A little way off is a holy well called Tobar Mochunna, who was the patron saint of Feakle, and of this parish as well. The Church of Moynoe was burned to the ground in 1084 by the Connaughtmen. [37] Under the date of May 21st, the anniversary is commemorated of St. Colman Lobhar (the leper) of Magh-n-eo in Dalcais. [38]