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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 10. Ui Toirdhealbhaigh

O’Briensbridge Parish

Who the patron saint of this parish was I cannot ascertain. There is a graveyard at Fahybeg, and another at Ross. Two castles stood in the parish, that of O’Brien’s Bridge, now entirely gone, but inhabited in 1580 by Murtagh O’Brien, Baron of Inchiquin; and Aherinagh, still remaining in a tolerable state of preservation, and belonging in the same year to Donogh, the son of Conor MacNamara. The Annals of the Four Masters, state, that the bridge here was built in 1506, by Turlogh, son of Teige, son of Turlogh; by Donald, his brother, and by the bishops of Killaloe and Kilfenora.