In this paper, Luke
McInerney examines the role of clerical kindreds – families
who inherited the right to various positions within ecclesiastical organisations
– in the monastic settlement of Inis
Cathaigh (Scattery Island) during the Late Medieval period. Clare
County Library is grateful to Luke McInerney for donating this paper which
was first published in The Other Clare, vol. 37 (2013).
The Clerical Lineages of
Inis Cathaigh by Luke McInerney (PDF)
The Cathedral and Round Tower on Inis Cathaigh c.1900. Photo: George
U. Macnamara from the Macnamara
Collection in Foto.