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County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis


A parish, in the barony of Tulla, county of Clare, and province of Munster, 61/4 miles (N. W. by W.) from Killaloe, on the road from Broadford to Tulla ; containing 2959 inhabitants. It comprises 3197 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about 440 are mountain pasture and bog, and the remainder arable land ; part of Doon lake is also in this parish. The manufacture of hair-cloth and coarse carpets is carried on to a small extent at Bally-McDonnell. The principal seats are Derrimore, the residence of F. Gore, Esq. ; Doon, of the Rev. W. Butler ; and Elm Hill, of J. Bentley, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, forming part of the union of Kilseily ; the rectory is appropriate to the prebend of Tomgrany and the union of Omullod. The tithes amount to 204. 1. 8., of which 78. 5. 61/2. is payable to the incumbent of Omullod, 33. 10. to the prebendary, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Kilkishene, and has a chapel at Callaghans-Mills, which see. There are ruins of ancient castles at Monegona, Tierovane, and on the shore of the lake of Doon.

County Clare A History and Topography by Samuel Lewis
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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