Archaeological Finds from the Barony of Corcomroe

The Other Clare, Volume 30, 2006.

By John Rattigan

Introduction

Having listed and described in the last edition the archaeological finds of Moyarta, Ibrickane and Clonderlaw as listed in the catalogue from the National Museum of Ireland at Clare Museum, in volume 29 of The Other Clare it is intended to continue with the barony of Corcomroe .

The catalogue, which is extensive, was compiled by Erin Gibbons, Jackie Mc Dermott and Felim Gibbons in October 1999 and is an excellent resource for local historians, professional archaeologist, students, teachers and the general public. While a brief description of the six-volume catalogue was provided in the previous edition , a more detailed analysis was provided by Erin Gibbons in 2000 . For this reason and because I am mindful of the length of this paper, a repetition of the description will not be provided on this occasion. As before, the two aims of the paper are to raise awareness of the catalogue and provide access to its data using the now defunct baronial territorial land division system.

Description of this List

The information recorded in the various fields listed here is based on information provided in Volume I. Included is the provenance (townland and parish) within each barony, find (object type), description and dimensions (where given), of the 80 objects listed for the barony of Corcomroe. Again due to space restriction, data from Volume I listed under the headings of Habitat, Irish Antiquities File, OS 6” sheet number, OS 6” co-ordinates, Bog Find, Excavation and Page References are omitted. Otherwise, the information provided here appears as given in the catalogue.

Underlined objects are part of the long-term loan from the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland to Clare Museum. They are on public display in The Riches of Clare permanent exhibition .

Most of the objects recorded below were chance finds made through every day activities away from any obvious archaeological remains. Some objects listed were discovered prior to the establishment of the National Museum and were collected by members of the Royal Irish Academy or the Royal Dublin Society before finding their way into the Irish Antiquities collection that is now in the National Museum of Ireland. As a result the exact circumstances surrounding the discovery of some of those particular artefacts, and their exact provenance, are lost to us now.

The Barony of Corcomroe

The barony of Corcomroe was located in North West Clare. It was bounded to the north by the barony of Burren; to the east by the barony of Inchiquin; to the south by Inchiquin and Ibrickane; and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It measured just over 61,385 acres in area and contained the parishes of Clooney, Kilfenora, Killaspuglonane, Kiltoraght, Kilmanaheen, Kilmacrehy, Killilagh and Kilshanny.

A total of eighty objects are listed in Volume I for Corcomroe. They are as follows:

Townland: Aughiska Beg
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Rods, Wooden, Hollow x 16
Description: Bundle of 16 (originally more) hollow rods of wood, of various lengths. Nearly all of them have an end which is narrowed and round sectioned (as is the main part of each rod) as if to fit into something.
Dimensions: Length: (longest rod 18): 102.5cm

Townland: Ballykeel
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Axehead, Stone
Description: Good state of preservation. The butt is somewhat damaged and flattened. Both wide surfaces are rather flat.
Dimensions: Length: 13.5 cm, Width (cutting edge): 6.4 cm, Width (butt): 3.3cm, Thickness (centre): 1.6 cm

Townland: Ballykeel (Bog find)
Parish: Not given
Find: Bronze Dagger
Description: Triangular, flat and thin, edges worn. Four circular rivet holes at the broad end.
Dimensions: Length: 12.5 cm, Maximum Width: 4.8 cm, Thickness: 1 mm

Townland: Ballykeel South
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Human Skeleton
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykeel South
Parish: Not given
Find: Bracelet
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykeel South
Parish: Not given
Find: Mount
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykinvarga
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Coins, penny, Silver, Edward II
Description: Coins (2) Silver – Pennies – Edward 2nd. 1 Weight; 2 Weight. Found in fort near Kilfenora, Co Clare, in the townland of Ballykinvarag on the property of JW Skerrett Esq. by Patrick Hayes. Found with 40a
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykinvarga
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Coins, penny, Silver, Edward II
Description: Coins (2) Silver – Pennies – Edward 2nd. 1 Weight; 2 Weight. Found in fort near Kilfenora, Co Clare, in the townland of Ballykinvarag on the property of JW Skerrett Esq. by Patrick Hayes. Found with 40.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykinvarga
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Coin, penny, Silver, Edward I
Description: Silver English penny of Edward I; one of a large hoard of coins: “several hundreds” found 26/6/1872 “in a field adjacent to a Danish Rath”. This rath is described and is certainly the ringfort of Ballykinvaraga.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ballykinvarga
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Pin (hand), Bronze, Enamelled
Description: Originally tinned. Most of the surface tinning worn away. The pin is circular in cross section and short for the size of the head. The bend is not quite a right angle, the head thus sloping upwards slightly.
Dimensions: Length: 5.5 cm, Width head: 1.05 cm; Length of projecting “fingers”: 1.2 cm; Maximum Diameter of shaft: 3.5 mm

Townland: Ballynalackan (Cave)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Bones, human
Description: The bone fragments include fragments of skull and post cranial bones. A small polished stone possibly natural is located with the bones.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Bog at Ballagh
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Spindle Whorl, Stone
Description: Stone spindle, whorl, flat disc with rounded edges. Central perforation hour glass drilling. Dark limestone appearance
Dimensions: Diameter: 6 cm; Diameter (perforation): 0.5 cm; Average Thickness: 0.8 cm

Townland: Bog at Ballyalla
Parish: Kilshanny
Find: Bridle Pendant, Bronze
Description: Curved portion of rod with approximately Lozenge-section. The expanded extremities are worn and no longer have the perforations intact. The stem is approx Lozenge-sectioned becoming rounded towards the finial which is square sectioned.
Dimensions: Maximum Width across curved portion: 18.5 cm; Length (stem): 18.5 cm; Length (knob): 2.5 cm; Diameter (knob): 2 cm

Townland: Boghill
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Dress, Ancient (3 fragments)
Description: Two small pieces and one large piece of brown woollen cloth, which were parts of a cloth which was found “neatly folded” about 4.5 feet deep in a bog. About a year previously a wooden vessel (destroyed in the finding) was found at the same place.
Dimensions: Maximum Length and Width of largest piece: 50 cm & 32 cm. Both others are 10 cm x 8 cm

Townland: Boghill (Bog find)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Axehead, Copper, Flat (fragmented)
Description: Portion of flat copper axehead. Flat rectangular section. Sharply bevelled edges at the well preserved cutting-edge. A small crack or split in the metal. Copper.
Dimensions: Length: 7 cm; Width: 5.25 cm; Thickness: 0.75cm

Townland: Boghill (Bog find)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Hone Stone
Description: Fragment of sharpening stone. Rectangular section. Smooth on two faces and highly polished on the other. Fine grained sandstone.
Dimensions: Maximum Length: 17 cm; Maximum Width: 7.5 cm; Thickness: 2.0 cm

Townland: Boghill (Bog find)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Ring Pin, Bronze
Description: Well preserved bronze ring pin which was found about 5 or 6 feet deep in a bog. The long stem is rectangular sectioned for a distance of 6.5 cm from its point and then round sectioned for a distance of 5.3 cm before becoming again rectangular sectioned.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Boghill (Bog find)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Spearhead, Bronze, loops or socket
Description: Complete. Surface appears to have been cleaned and most of the patina has been removed. Slender and narrow angular blade expanded above the base. Along the length of the blade the socket is sharply ridged.
Dimensions: Length: 24.4 cm; Maximum Width (blade): 3.5 cm; Diameter (mouth of socket): 1.7 cm

Townland: Boghill (Bog find)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Bog Butter, Impressions of container
Description: A large quantity of butter weighing ? lbs. The original amount was larger as fresh cuts show that the finder had cut away a certain portion of the surface. In shape it approximates to a cone.
Dimensions: Maximum Length: 46 cm; Maximum Diameter: 30 cm

Townland: Caherderry
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Sword, Bronze (leaf shaped)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Carnaun Bog find
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axehead, Bronze, Socketed
Description: Bronze Axehead, socketed and looped. In good state of preservation, small specimen. Socket mouth almost circular, a single rib (not pronounced) extending about half way down to the internal faces of the socket from the apex. Rim nearly flat.
Dimensions: Maximum Length: 5.5 cm; Thickness of lip: 0.35 cm; Internal Diameter of mouth and socket: 2.2 cm & 2.25 cm; Width of cutting edge: 3 cm; Extent of loop: 1.75 cm; Depth: 0.7 cm; Width: 0.5 cm

Townland: Carrowduff
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Beads, Amber: 24 (on modern string)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Carrowduff
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Arrowhead, Flint
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Descripiton: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Carrowduff
Parish: Killaspuglonane (Ennistymon)
Find: Bead, Stone
Description: A perforated stone bead.
Dimensions: Diameter: 1.8 cm; Thickness: 4 mm; Diameter (central perforation): 7mm

Townland: Carrowduff Bog find
Parish: Kilshanny
Find: Vessel, Wooden
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Carrowduff Bog find
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Spearhead
Description: A socketed spearhead was found about 12 years ago when turf was being cut in Carrowduff Bog; the spearhead was broken and thrown away by the finder.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Carrowduff, vicinity of Ennistymon
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Line-sinker of limestone or Spindle Whorl
Description: Spindle-Whorl or line-sinker of grey stone. Very thin and flat, and now much damaged around its circumference. Circular central perforation which tends towards an “hour-glass” cross section.
Dimensions: Maximum Diameter: 4.2 cm; Perforation: 8 mm in internal diameter, 4 mm in Maximum Thickness.

Townland: Cohy
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Quern, Rotary, Upper Stone (decorated)
Description: Of general beehive type; the undersurface is slightly convex/concave. The hopper is funnel shaped and the narrow feed pipe is cylindrical for most of its length but splaying somewhat at its bottom.
Dimensions: Diameter: 36.5 cm; Height: 15.2 cm; Diameter Central Perforation: 12 cm; Minimum Diameter: 2.2 cm at feed pipe; Slots: 5 cm x 2.8 cm.

Townland: Cohy (Bog find, near Ballymahony Castle)
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Sword, Bronze: Fragmented
Description: Lower portion of bronze sword. The remaining portion of the blade is almost parallel sided with slight (sic) on the outward curve of the hafting plate. Bevelled edges on blade and pointed oval section with Maximum Thickness of 5 mm at the break.
Dimensions: Length of fragment: 20.5 cm; Width of blade at break: 2.7 cm; Maximum Width across hafting plate: 5.7 cm; Average Diameter of rivet holes: 3.5 mm.

Townland: Corcomroe Abbey
Parish: Not given
Find: Ring, bronze, stirrup type
Description: Ring, bronze gilt, stirrup type, the beyel (sic) has claws at the sides, the setting is missing. Found in the tombs of Corcomroe Abbey, Co Clare.
Dimensions: Diameter: 1 and ¼ inches.

Townland: Corcomroe Abbey
Parish: Not given
Find: Grave Slab, Wooden?
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Doonagore
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Nail, Iron
Description: Found in the stony grey fill just inside Wall G. In fair condition, though now bent into a hooked shape and somewhat corroded. Rectangular in cross-section with a flat disc-like head.
Dimensions: Length: 8.5 cm (if straightened).

Townland: Doonagore
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Horse bit link
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Doonagore
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Antler, worked
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Doonagore
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Bottle base, glass
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Doonagore (Castle)
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Harp-peg, Bronze
Description: Found immediately outside wall C, on old ground level. In very good condition, it measures 10.6 cm in length. Round-sectioned for all of its length except for 2 cm at the thicker end which is square in cross-section.
Dimensions: Length: 10.6 cm.

Townland: Doonagore (Castle)
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Harp-peg, Bronze
Description: Found just under the sod inside wall C between the buttress and wall G. In poor condition being rather heavily corroded. Round-sectioned for all of its length except for about 2.4 cm at the thicker end which is rectangular in cross-section.
Dimensions: Length: 11 cm.

Townland: Doonagore (Castle)
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Buckle, Bronze & Iron
Description: Found in the SE corner of the bawn. Large rectangular bronze buckle-frame with an iron tongue. Both the frame and tongue are slightly curved longitudinally, a notch in the end of the former, made for the reception of the point of the latter.
Dimensions: Length: 8 cm; Width: 5 cm.

Townland: Doonagore (Castle)
Parish: Killiagh
Find: Awl, Iron
Description: Found just under the sod inside Wall C between the buttress and Wall G. In good condition though bent at about its centre. Round in cross-section except for being somewhat flattened at the wider, non-pointed end.
Dimensions: Length: 6.5 cm (if straightened)

Townland: Ennistimon
Parish: Kilmanaheen
Find: Coin, Roman, brass (counterfeit)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Ennistimon (Near)
Parish: Not given
Find: Stone, Pivot
Description: Rectangular stone of rectangular cross-section which has a circular, asymmetrical depression in one face, obviously made from friction from the post of a gate or something of that description which would have pivoted on it.
Dimensions: Maximum Dimensions: 17.3 cm x 14 cm x 9 cm

Townland: Ennistimon, Kilshanny
Parish: Kilmanaheen
Find: Arrowhead, Flint
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Fisherstreet, near Doolin
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axehead, Stone ?
Description: Stone axe-like object with curved edge that seems to have been sharpened. Flat section. Smooth surfaces appear water worn. Butt-end seem to have been broken off.
Dimensions: Length: 7.5 cm; Width: 8.5 cm; Thickness: 1.5 cm

Townland: Fisherstreet, near Doolin
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axehead, Stone ?
Description: Large stone with some resemblance to an axehead. Flat section. Battered cutting-edge. Long flat sides with an indentation in one.
Dimensions: Length: 22.5 cm; Maximum Width: 9 cm; Thickness: 1.5 cm

Townland: Fisherstreet, near Doolin
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axehead, Stone ?
Description: Stone axehead? Shape suggests but the cutting-edge is not well defined. Flat section. Smooth water rolled surfaces, deep chip scars. Probably limestone.
Dimensions: Length: 11.5 cm; Width: 9.25 cm; Thickness: 1.5 cm

Townland: Fisherstreet, vicinity of Ennistymon
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Flakes, Stone x 13
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Fisherstreet, vicinity of Ennistymon
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axehead and stones (frags)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Fisherstreet, vicinity of Ennistymon
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Hammer Stone (one of 2)
Description Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Fisherstreet, vicinity of Ennistymon
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Hammer Stone (one of 2)
Description Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Gorteenmacnamara Bog find
Parish: Clooney
Find: Pin, Bronze (Spiral Ringhead)
Description: Bronze pin with stem of circular cross-section. The head is transversely perforated, the diameter of the perforation being 3 mm. Each face of the head is ornamented with horizontal ribbing.
Dimensions: Length: 14.2 cm

Townland: Kilconnell
Parish: Kilmacreahy
Find: Armlet, gold
Description: Armlet, gold
Dimensions: Weight: 12 dwt, 16 gr.

Townland: Kilconnell
Parish: Kilmacreahy
Find: Armlet, gold
Description: Armlet, gold
Dimensions: Weight: 12 dwt, 1 gr.

Townland: Kilconnell
Parish: Kilmacreahy
Find: Armlet, gold
Description: Armlet, gold
Dimensions: Weight: 10 dwt, 1 gr.

Townland: Kilfenora
Parish: Not given
Find: Impression of seal, electrotype copy, John, Bishop of Kilfenora
Description: Electrotype copy of impression of seal of John Bishop of Kilfenora. The electrotype of the matrix of this seal is already in the collection. This object was bought from B Wein through Mr Westropp.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Killaspuglonane
Parish: Killaspuglonane
Find: Stonehead, Romanesque/Transitional
Description: Rougly trapezoidal in outline and irregular. All faces are roughly dressed, one narrow face is somewhat damaged. All faces are worn. On one broad face there is a human face in relief. It is approximately oval in outline.
Dimensions: Length (stone): 31 cm; Maximum Width: 26 cm; Minimum Width: 24 cm; Maximum Thickness: 21 cm.

Townland: Killilagh, Aughiska Bog
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Bog-Butter (piece of)
Description: Small piece cut from a large quantity (about 4.5 stones) of bog-butter which was found at a depth of 4.5 feet in Aughiska Bog, without any container.
Dimensions: Not given.

Townland: Kilmacrehy
Parish: Not given
Find: Head, stone
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Kilshanny (near) – possibly found in bog
Parish: Not given
Find: Brooch, Gilt Bronze Pseudo Penanular
Description: Gilt bronze pseudo penanular brooch, intact. Underside of ring flat and plain, traces of original tinning. Front of brooch ornamented over whole surface, predominantly in Kerbschitt technique.
Dimensions: Length (pin): 18 cm; Diameter (ring): 7.5 cm; Width (pin-head): 2.1 cm; Thickness (terminals) 0.6 cm; Average Width (ring): 0.7 cm.

Townland: Knockacarn
Parish: Clooney
Find: Arrowhead, Bronze & Tanged Chert
Description: Surface find while ploughing. Triangular blade from the base of which projects a short tang now incomplete. Two slight barbs occur at the base of the blade. Specimen is retouched almost all over except at one point where a flaw occurs in the material.
Dimensions: Maximum Length: 6 cm; Width (base of blade): 3 cm; Maximum Thickness (blade): 9 mm

Townland: Knockroe
Parish: Kiltoraght
Find: Axehead, Bronze
Description: Narrow sides are hammered giving rise to incipient flanges on either side. There is also an incipient stop-ridge on the wide faces about midway between the butt and the cutting-edge. Cutting – edge is splayed and it is sharp. Excellent state of preservation.
Dimension: Length: 8.8 cm; Width (cutting edge): 4.6 cm; Width (butt): 2.1 cm; Thickness: (centre): 1 cm.

Townland: Knockroe (Crannog)
Parish: Kiltoraght
Find: Quern, Rotary (Upper Stone)
Description: Approximately half of an upper quern which was found on the site of a crannog in a now dried up bog. Underside – concave, upperside – slightly convex. Approximately half the central perforation remains suggesting that the original perforation was cylindrical.
Dimension: Diameter: 50 cm; Diameter (central perforation): 8.5 cm; originally; Diameter: (handle slot): 3 cm originally; Thickness (centre): 4.9 cm; Maximum Thickness (outer edge): illegible.

Townland: Laghtmurreda Bog find
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Palstave, Bronze looped
Description: Bronze palstave, complete, unlooped. Patchy dark green and black patina. Prominent casting scars indicating the mould parts had slipped during manufacture. The side flanges rise to a maximum height of 10.5 mm.
Dimensions: Length: 10.6 cm; Width (cutting edge): 5.74 cm; Width (butt): 2.09 cm; Maximum Thickness: 2.48 cm

Townland: Maryville
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Spearhead, Fragmentary, Bronze
Description: Part of the blade of a socketed bronze spearhead of ribbed kite-shaped type. The blade has suffered considerably in antiquity and the tips and edges are blunted and ragged in appearance. The socket has broken off just below where the wings of the…(sic – remaining text not given)
Dimensions: Maximum Length (2 frags): 7.4 cm; Maximum Width (blade): 2.36 cm; Maximum Diameter (socket): 1.33 cm

Townland: Near Lisdoonvarna
Parish: Not given
Find: Ring, Gold
Decription: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Porsoon
Parish: Not given
Find: Object, gold, crescent shaped (Lunula?)
Description: Gold object. Yellowish. Crescent-shaped. Thin and flat with incised and punctured ornamentation – cusps twisted and expanding into oblong plates and rounded corners – one of these plates and other portions of object. Condition good. Found 11th May, 1877.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Teergonean
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axe, Stone Battle (perforated)
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Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Teergonean (Court Cairn)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Bone, cremated
Description: Three pieces of a cremated bone from a court cairn.
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Brooch, Bronze, Zoomorphic
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Coin, Copper
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Tusk, Boar
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Tusk, Boar
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Pins, Bronze, Ringheaded x 3
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Mirror Frame, Porcelain – Modern (fragment)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Vessel, Brass (rim)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Coin, Copper
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Tusk, Boar
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Ring, Shale
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Toomullin (vicinity of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna)
Parish: Killilagh
Find: Axes, Stone x 2 (fragments)
Description: Not given
Dimensions: Not given

Townland: Not given
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Seal, Episcopal (electrotype copy)
Description: Seal. Electrotype copy. Acute oval. On field a habited ecclesiastical sitting in a canopied niche, holding a book on his knee. Under the figure in small cursive letters “fidel.in.mio”: the legend “SIGILLE.EPALE.IOIS.EPI.FENNEB”. Episcopal seal of John.
Dimensions: Length: 2 ½ inches; Width: 1 5/8 inches

Townland: Not given
Parish: Kilfenora
Find: Seal, Impression in red wax
Description: Seal. Impression in red wax. Round oval. On field, a man tied by the hands to a stake, and a soldier at either side scourging him. Over his head a number of cherubs. Legend (flower) SIGILL:CAPITV:ECCLIE:CATHIS:STI:FECHNAN:FENEBOREN:.
Dimensions: Length: 2 ½ inches; Width: 1¾ inches


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Web Sites:

Barony of Corcomroe
http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/corcomroe_barony.htm

Irish Antiquities Division Collection at Clare Museum
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