Augustinian Houses of the County Clare:
Thomas Johnson Westropp
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The building lies in a prettily wooded
district, at the end of a long tongue of land projecting into the Lake
of Inchicronan, near Crusheen. The peninsula was once, it seems, cut into
two islands; but they are now connected with each other and the northern
shore by a causeway and boggy fields; even still, the ruins are isolated
after unusually heavy rains.
“Brilliance of the season ever on
Passing the ivied and nearly featureless castle, we find the little ruin in a craggy field on the very edge of the lake, embedded in hawthorn, elder, huge hemlocks and nettles, often higher than a man.