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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839

Parish of Kilmihil

  1. Situation and Name; Old Church.

  2. Holy well dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, and surrounded by a wall, to northeast of Church; Tobar Righ an Domhnaigh, holy well dedicated to the King of the Sabbath in Kiltompar, at which Stations are performed on every Sunday; Giant’s Grave, a grave so called in same townland; Thoomper, said traditionally to have been a Danish Chief who was pursued by the Dalcassians from Cahermurroghoo and killed on this spot, where they buried him; Knockalough Lake in which is the ruin of the Castle of Torlagh Roe Mac Mahon mentioned in the Irish Deed given at Kilrush Parish; and well known by tradition as a cruel and barbarous tyrant; Knockalough Castle not mentioned in list of castles in O’Mahon’s country in MS. in Trin. Col. Dub. and supposed to have originally had another name; Castles mentioned in said list as in the Barony of Clonderalaw, and which are all well known, with the exception of Dangan-Myburke, which is unknown, unless it be this one of Knockalough; Termonroe, a piece of land so called about half a mile south west of Kilmihil Church; Standing stones (two) called Liagauns in do.; Cathair Murchadha (now Cahermurphy); Extract relative to it from Annals of the Four Masters. Craig Ui Chiardubhain in lower part of the Territory of the Islands (now the Barony of Islands).

Other references to Kilmihil Parish in the Ordnance Survey Letters


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