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Ennistymon Plaques and Memorials
Cloghessey/Fitzpatrick Inscription

Inscribed Stone, adjacent to Post Office, Ennistymon

This curious piece - said locally to be written in a combination of Latin and Irish - originated in Lisdoonvarna. A castle once stood in the townland of Lisdoonvarna, of which nothing remains today. This stone, however, was set into the corner of a nearby farmhouse, and it tells us that the castle was built for Finin Fitzpatrick by Denis Cloghessy, perhaps in 1619. The Book of Distributions and Forfeitures confirms that Fineen (or Florence) Fitzpatrick was the owner of Lisdoonvarna and Ballyteige in 1641. The farmhouse in Ballytigue where the stone was set was owned by John O'Connor, and so came into the possession of the O'Connor family at the Post Office, Ennistymon, who set it into the nearby wall for posterity.


Ennistymon: Plaques and Memorials