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

Parish of Templemaley

  1. Situation and Name; Old Church, believed by the natives to have been founded by St. Finghin of Quin, whose day was formerly kept holy in this Parish; Cill-Fiodhain (Kill-Iain) deserted burial ground; Old baptismal font in do. said to have belonged to the Church which formerly stood there; Notices of Kill-Iain from Colgan’s AA. SS. (Appendix to Life of St. Ita; Kill-beg, burial place for children in Fanruis; Ballyallia (Baile Ui Aille); Old Castle (remains of) in.

  2. References to, from Ann. of IV. Masters; Mentioned in list of castles preserved in MS. Trin. Col. Dub. as having belonged to Jas. Nellan (Niallan) as is also the Castle of Ballycarton (not identified) The O’Nealans still a very numerous tribe in the district to north of Ballyallia; Cnoc-Fuarchcille (Cnoc-Urchoill) now Spancel Hill, three miles east of Baile-Ui-Aille in Parish of Clooney; Quince (Quin Barony); Caislean-Maol (Bald or Gableless Castle) in Ballycarroll; Mentioned in College list of castles as the Castle of Ballycarroll belonging to Conor Mac Glanchy.


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