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Thomas Moland's Survey of County Clare 1703

A book of reference to the survey of the estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Thomond in the Kingdom of Ireland


Parish of Killone

Kilmeranemore: Arable and pasture, Coarse heathy pasture, Bog. Content 192a. 3r. 16p. Value £25. 17s. 6d.

Knockenira: Content 158a. 1r. 24p. Value []. 7s. 0d. Distant from Ennis 5 miles , has on it [a] good thatched house well sheltered with trees; the soil cold and shallow but good for a dairy.

Killerk East: Content 137a. 3r. 0p. Value £27. 11s. 0d. Situate as the former the soil cold but yields good corn when manured with lime; it has on it 4 or 5 cabins.

Killerk West: Content 168a. 3r. 16p. Value £23. 4s. 0d. Of same quality and situation has on it 1 cabin.

Darraghs: Content 273a. 2r. 0p. Value £[]. 15s. 9d. Situate as the former is good land for rearing black cattle or for corn when manured with lime; has on it two good thatched farm houses.

Cloonane: Content 113a. 0r. 8p. Value £22. 12s. 0d. Distant from Ennis 5 miles, a lime-stone soil and has on it 4 cabins.

Ballyhay: Content 173a. 0r. 0p. Value £32. 0s. 0d. Situate as the former has on it six cabins and a mill now set at six pounds per annum.

Ballyvullagin: Content 142a. 0r. 0p. Value £27. 13s. 0d. About 5 miles from Ennis, the ara-ble is good for corn and the lowland good pasture; on it a cabin.

Lisvealbridy alias Lismoylbreedy: Arable and pasture, Heathy and boggy mountain. Content 245a. 2r. 16p. Value £29. 7s. 0d.

Barnagihy and Carhoonganana: Content 242a. 2r. 24p. Value £72. 11s. 6d. Lisvealbredy and Barnegihy are 4 miles distant from Ennis, the soil shallow and cold but indifferent good for black cattle; on the land of Barnegighy is a good thatched house and three or four cab-ins.

Tiriculane alias Tyrmclane: Content 249a. 1r. 20p. Value £72. 11s. 6d. Tiricullane is distant from Ennis 4 miles; this is a very well improved farm, divided into handsome enclosures, which are surrounded by walls and quicksets, a good house, thatched barn, stable and or-chard; there is the platform of a house laid out before the war with orchard and pleasure garden and in a thriving condition.

Parish of Clareabby

Ballyveeregane and Ballyveskill: Content 329a. 0r. 0p. Value £94s. 7s. 0d. Situate as the former and the land well enclosed and improved.

Buncraggie: Content 345a. 3r. 24p. Value £108. 1s. 0d. Buncraggie is distant from Ennis 3 miles, has on it a good stone house with stables, barn, malt house, pigeon house, orchard and garden; and at a distance from the house [on] the road are 2 ale houses or inns with convenient outhouses; it is a well improved farm and good land.

Island Macragh: Content 211a. 0r. 0p. Value £79. 2s. 6d. Joins to the former it is an arable hill surrounded with corcas, the banks of which are much exposed and often damaged by the river which here is very broad.

Barnantick and Ballyfada North and South: Content 638a. 2r. 24p. Value £182. 16s. 6d. Dis-tant from Ennis 2 miles, the land is good for corn or stock with several stone wall enclo-sures, has on it a good house, stable, barn and other out houses and is a fine well improved farm.

Carhoocoyne, Craiganeihulla and Corkykealahir: Content 164a. 2r. 16p. Value £42. 0s. 6d. Situate as the former and of the same quality.

Ballybeg alias Kilaroghane: Value £25. 6s. 0d. Distant from Ennis one mile has on it only 2 or 3 cabins.

Carhoonakilly: Content 100a. 3r. 8p. Value £18. 15s. Situate as the former has on it five or six cottages and gardens.

Clare Abbey: Content 138a. 3r. 0p. Value £36. 16s. 6d. Distant from Ennis one mile, has on it the ruins of an abbey which gives it its name, a good thatched houses, an orchard and 2 or 3 cabins.

Knock and Lissane: Content 201a. 1r. 0p. Value £56. 18s. 6d. Distant from Ennis 2 miles has no improvements.

Common whereon the town of Clare stands: The value in the tenements £40. 0s. 0d. Con-tent 32a. 0r. 0p. Clare was formerly the county town, now very poor and little; consists of one old stone house out of repair, a stone walled thatched houses wherein Mr Stammers now lives, an ale house or two and about 17 other small tenements and gardens, worth about 30 shilling apiece one with another per annum; and 2 fairs are held here yearly the best in the county in peaceable times, worth £10 or £12 each fair per annum.

Shehannagh and Derry: Content 181a. 3r. 8p. Value £40. 1s. 0d. Distant from Ennis 2 miles on it 5 or 6 cabins.

Knock and Knocknagannagh: Content 130a. 1r. 0p. Value £42. 5s. 0d. Joins to the former has no improvements.

Killow: Content 324a. 0r. 8p. Value £36. 1s. 0d. Killow is situate as the former, there is on the premises about 5 or 6 cabins.

Carhoogarr: Content 103a. 0r. 0p. Value £27. 1s. Od. Joins the former has on it no im-provements but 3 or 4 cabins.

Carhoonelly: Content 162a. 0r. 0p. Value £48. 12s. 0d. Situate as and joining to the former, has on it a good house and barn.

Common: Content 28a. 2r. 8p. Value £5. 14s. 0d. A public common.

Ballyvanavan: Content 190a. 3r. 8p. Value £37. 6s. 0d. Distant from Ennis 2 miles, has on it only 2 small tenements.

Cloghaneboy Farm

Cloghaneboy and half ploughland of Ballyvanavan: Distant from Ennis 3 miles, has on it 2 or 3 cabins.

Ballyveehane: Content 175a. 1r. 24p. Value £56. 17. 6d.

Manusmore: Content 164a. 2r 8p. Value £53. 6s. 0d. Ballyveehane and Manussmore are distant from Ennis abut 3 miles and have on them five or six small tenements.

Island of Vana: Content !8a. 0r. 0p. Value £5. 8s. 0d. An island in the Shannon.

Parish of Clondegadd

Drumquin and Lackey and Craigkernan, Inishshaghmurra: Content 322a. 2r. 0p. Value £92. 13s. 6d. Distant from Lymerick 20 miles and five from Ennis; limestone land and both the arable and corcas in good heart but has no improvements.

Craigbrian: Content 330a. 3r. 16p. Value £59. 0s. 0d. Situate as the former, the land very good and well improved, on it a castle, stone house, stable, barn and pigeon house; three farm houses a good orchard and gardens , a corn and fulling mill worth 7 or 8 pounds per annum; limestone land and well improved.

Lisheen: Content 570a. 3r. 0p. Value £117. 3s. 6d. Joins the former, there is some corcas by the river side; it has on it a good lime and stone walled thatched house and out houses, an orchard and three cabins; it very good limestone land.

Ballyhorigg and Knockmenagh, Inishelane: Content 329a. 2r. 16p. Value £74. 0s. 0d. Dis-tant from Lymerick 22 miles and 6 from Ennis, has on it an old castle, a thatched farm house and out houses, an orchard and two cabins; there is some corcas by the river side but no limestone on the premises.

Ballycloghus: Mr O’Brien’s part, arable meadow and pasture 57a. 2r. 16p., 4s. 0d. per acre. Mr Burton’s part arable meadow and pasture 60a. 3r. 0p., 4s. 0d. per acre. Common to both, turf bog 4a. 2r. 0p., 0s. 3d. per acre. Content 122a. 3r. 16p. Value £23. 13s. 0d. Situ-ate as the former, has on it no improvements but 2 small cabins.

Clonmore: Content 386a. 3r. 16p. Value £30. 0s. 0d. Situate as the former, this land is mountainy and coarse; there is on the premises about 4 cabins

Cahera East: Content 399a. 0r. 0p. Value £31. 9s. 0d. Distant from Lymerick 20 miles and 6 from Ennis, a coarse mountain farm and has no improvements but 4 or 5 ordinary cabins.

Cahera West: Content 805a. 3r. 0p. Value £57. 4s. 10d. Situate as the former a large mountain farm, great part heath and bog, has on it about twelve or thirteen cabins.

Lannagh: Content 262a. 3r. 0p. Value £31. 4s. 0d. Situate as the former but the land not so bad, has on it an indifferent good lime and stone walled farm house, an ordinary corn mill out of repair and three cabins; the land is much over grown with shrubs.

Cappanageragh: Content 184a. 1r. 0p. Value £14. 11s. 0d. Joins the former and has on it 3 cabins, some oak and ash trees on the land with a shrubby underwood, great part of this land is overrun with heath or bog.

Cloncolmond: Content 429a. 2r. 0p. Value £37. 7s. 6d. Distant from Limerick 23 miles and 8 from Ennis, a mountain and has on it four or five cabins.

Gortnagehy: Content 1099a. 1r. 0p. Value £[]. 3s. 0d. Situate as and joining to Cloncolmond has on it nine or ten cabins, the farm is large and coarse, part shrubby with some old oak trees and a great part heath and bog.

Decomade: Content 1512a. 0r. 0p. Value £58. 6s. 8d. Situate as the former a large coarse mountain farm, has on it one indifferent farm house and nine other cabins, a parcel of coarse old oak timber, stripped of the bark, some birch and alder shrub.

Secasa: Content 1046a. 0r. 0p. Value £63. 16s. 0d. Distant from Lymerick 24 miles, has on it 9 or 10 cabins, some old oak trees stripped of the bark and some birch and alder shrub; the farm is coarse and mountainy.

Furrour: Content 1528a. 0r. 0p. Value £[]. 5s. 0d. Situate as the former, a large mountain farm, something better than the former has on it five or six cabins; there are likewise sev-eral oak trees stripped as aforesaid with some alder and birch.

Inisdadrum and island alias Coney Island: Content 144a. 1r. 0p. Value £46. 16s 0d. Distant from Lymerick 18 miles, has on it an old chapel or church and one cabin.

Parish of Drumcliff

Clonrodebegg: Content 178a. 2r. 0p. Value £75. 18s. 0d. On this land stands the town of Ennis, the chief town of the county for largeness and trade where the assizes are kept, hav-ing two markets a week and two fairs per annum, it’s a pleasant well situated place.

Clonrodemore: Gardens in Clonrode town. Content 392a. 1r. 30p. Value £[]. 18s. 6d. Dis-tant from Ennis a quarter of a mile, is limestone craggy land with some extraordinary good meadow; the town of Clonrode is prejudiced with its nearness to Ennis, it consists of one good house and castle, a few shops; there are two fairs kept here yearly and the mill is worth £10 per annum.

Liffords: Content 279a. 1r. 0p. Value £78. 4s. 6d. Lifford is just joining to the town of Ennis, is limestone craggy land intermixed with copses; there is on the premises about 20 cabins and a tuck mill worth about £5 per annum.

Mill Park, part of Drumbigill: Content 21a. 2r. 0p. Value £6. 9s. 0d. Situate as the former, has on it two corm mills worth about £20 per annum, the millers’s house and 2 other cabins. Drumbigill: Content 164a. 3r. 0p. Value £[]. 1s. 9d. Joining to the lands of Ennis is all ara-ble land intermixed with shrubby craggy land, all limestone, on it about 20 cabins.

Kilty part Kilnakalla: Content 30a. 1r. 0p. Value £6. 16s. 0d. Situate near Ennis has no im-provements.

Kilnakalla: Content 75a. 0r. 0p. Value £16. 17s. 6d. Distant from Ennis one mile, there is no improvements on the premises nor cabins except a barn.

Cahercallamore: Content 412a. 2r. 3p. Value £[]. 18s. 0d. Distant from Ennis one mile, is a well improved farm, has on it a stone house, one story high thatched with convenient out houses, one stone walled park for rams and stone horses and about 12 cabins.

Cahercallabegg: Content 138a. 0r. 0p. Value £17. 5s. 0d. Situate as the former, has no im-prvements on it but one cabin.

Moland Survey of Clare