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1892, Vol. II (1)
The church of Kilrush is said to be very ancient. A traditional elegy is preserved in the neighbourhood, ascribing its building to Senanus, the successor of St. Patrick.
List of Incumbents, extracted from the First Friuts’ Records.
“Rect. sive prebend. de Kilrush, MARCUS LYNCH, student deprived;
the preb. sequest. to ROB. TUESDEN, val. £30.
Killfieragh, Killballyhone, et Moyarta, Com. Clare.
JOHES VANDALEUR, cler. in Artibs. magr. collat. fuit 6° die May,
1687, ad Prebend. de Iniscathrie, als. Kilrush, £4, Vicar. de
Moyferta 10s., Killard 10s., Killfeiragh 20s., et Killballyhane 13s.
4d., Com. Clare.
1912, Vol. VIII (3)
Scattery Island (anciently called Inish Cathy) lies in the mouth of
the Shannon, about a mile from the shore, south of Kilrush. It contains
179 acres; on it there are a few thatched houses on the east side, occupied
since 1843 by pilots, and a lighthouse at its western extremity. There
are said to have been seven church on the island, the ruins or sites
of six of which are shown on the six-inch Ordnance Survey Map. Besides
the churches there is the butt of a doubly vaulted castle near the pier,
a Round Tower, nearly perfect, with its doorway on ground-level, St.
Senan or Synan’s Blessed Well, and one Irish-inscribed slab.
1583. Honora, the daughter of Donnell, son of Conor, son of Turlough O’Brien, and wife of O’Conor Kerry (Conor) died, and was interred in Inis-Cathy.
And her sister in:—
1591. Margaret, the daughter of Donnell, son of Conor, son of Turlough, son of Teige, son of Turlough, son of Brian Chatha-an-Aenaigh (i.e. of the Battle of the Fair) O’Brien, and wife of Turlough, the son of Brian, son Donough MacMahon, died at Kilmacduane, and was interred at Inis-Catha (Scattery Island).
There is a large slab broken in two, lying flat on the ground near the Pier, which at one time was removed by one of the Stoddart family to a house of his called “Nabochlish” in Kilkee, occupied by a Captain Kennedy, and which was brought back to Scattery Island a few years since. It belongs to the nineteenth century, and as far as I could ascertain originally stood near the church ruin called Kilnamarve. It bears an undated inscription giving instructions as to how “Rounds” performed on the Island should be carried out; the inscription runs thus:—
In the name of God amen.
The words which appear in brackets in the above inscription (and which are illegible owing to the bread or peeling of the stone) are restored from a copy of the inscription on p. 399 of the volume for 1908 of the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.
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