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|The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost|
Depositions relating to Doonass
One of the little Protestant garrisons founded by the
Earl of Thomond was situate at Doonass, then called Annaghmore and Annaghbeg.
Several of the Clare Depositions have reference to the expulsion of these
people by the Irish gentry of the surrounding country. They were, for
the most part, small farmers or mechanics, and their names were Roundtree,
Pitch, Norman, Cobb, Drury, Capel, Wilkinson, Meale, Culliver, Brine,
Derby, Church, and Edwards. Inspired by terror, some members of the colony
turned Catholics; among these were, French and Roane of Coollisteige,
and Handcock and Dyer of Doonass. Those who drove them out were Lord Brittas,
John M’Namara of Neadanura (Newtown), Geoffrey Burke of Errinagh,
and the MacNamaras of Cragleigh.