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


Part III. History of the County of Clare
Chapter 29. Ecclesiastical

List of Catholic priests in the County of Clare in 1704

By the Act 2nd Anne, it was enacted that, after the festival of St. John the Baptist in 1704, every Popish Priest remaining in this country should give a return of his name, place of abode, his age, the parish of which he pretended to be parish priest, the place and time of his ordination, the bishop who ordained him; and should besides, enter into recognizances with two sureties to be of good behaviour. The following is a list of those who, in compliance with the terms of the Act, were registered at a general quarter sessions of the peace held at Ennis on the 11th of July, 1704:—

Parishes Parish
Priests. Sureties.
Drumcliff. Andrew Bourke. Nicholas Rice; Captain
Peter Aylmer, Cragbrien.
Kilmaley. William Freeman. John Burke, Ennis;
Edmond Mahony, Carrownagry.
Clondagad, and Kilchreest. Thomas Cloghessy. Turlogh O’Brien, Bealacorick;
Capt. Peter Aylmer, Cragbrien.
Killown, and Clareabbey. Conor MacNamara. Col. John MacNamara, Creevagh;
Nicholas Comyn, Ennis.
Killilagh, and Kilmacreehy. Charles O’Connor. Francis Sarsfield, Doolin;
Turlogh O’Brien, Aughaglinny.
Kilfenora, Kiltoraght, and Noughaval. William O’Daly. James Davoren, Lisdoonvarna;
Chas. MacDonogh, Ballykeale.
Clooney, and Kilmanaheen. Murtagh Egan. Walter Huonyne, Tullamore; [8]
Dermot O’Connor, Teerlahine.
Carron, and Kilcorney. Conor Moran. Nicholas Comyn, Ennis;
Charles MacDonogh, Ballykeale.
Kilshanny, and Kilaspuglonane. Conor O’Brien. James Davoren, Lisdoonvarna;
Walter Huonyne, Tullamore.
Abbey, and Oughtmama. Walter Markham. Turlogh O’Brien, Aughaglinny;
James Quin of Ennis.
Rathbourney, and Killonaghan. John Quealy. William Brock, Glaninagh;
Patk. Burnell, Ranaghan.
Kilmoon, and Killeany. Murtagh Flanagan. William Brock, Glaninagh;
Capt. Nicholas Lynch, Ballyvanny.
Gleninagh. James Cahane. William Brock of Gleninagh;
James Quin of Ennis.
Drumcreehy. Dermot O’Brien. Turlogh O’Brien, Aghaglinny;
James Quin, Ennis.
Killadysert. James Donoghue. Capt. Donogh MacMahon, Clenagh; John Daly, Mohercloghy.
Kilnasoolagh, and Tomfinlough. William Halloran. Florence MacNamara, Mooghane;
Laurence M‘Encroe, Ballymacunna.
Doora, and Templemaley. Donogh Cleary. Florence MacNamara, Ardcloony;
David White, Inchicronan.
Bunratty, Drumline, Kilmaleery, and Kilconry. Richard Gilreagh. Capt. Donogh M‘Mahon, Clenagh; Francis MacNamara, Creevagh.
Kilraghtis. Conor Molony. James Molony, Kiltanon;
John Reid, Killavoy.
Inchicronan. Murtagh Neylan. David White, Inchicronan;
Maurice Cleary, Ennis, farmer.
Kilfintinan, and Killeely. Simon Shinnor. David White, Inchicronan; Laurence Crowe, Ballymacunna, merchant.
Quin, and Clooney. Morgan M‘Inerney. Francis MacNamara, Creevagh;
Patrick Creagh, Danganivigin.
Kilmaleery, Kilfiddane, and Killadysert. Turlogh M‘Mahon. Capt. Donogh M‘Mahon, Clenagh; Francis MacNamara, Creevagh.
Killinaboy.  Conor Moylan. Col. John MacNamara, Creevagh; Christopher O’Brien, Rath.
Kilkeedy.  John Moylan. Murtagh Hogan, Kells;
Florence MacNamara, Ardclooney.
Dysert. Donogh Kelly. John Connell, Breantra;
Richard White, Drombane.
Kilnamona, and Ruan. Teige Kerin. Patrick Burnell, Ranaghan;
Donogh O’Dea, Moycullen.
Kiltulagh, and Kells. James Kerin. Donogh O’Dea, Moycullen;
Murtagh Hogan, Kells.
Dysert (East). Marcus Griffa. Patk. Hehir, Loughaunaweelaun; Francis Fitzgerald, Rosslevan.
Killaloe. William Dugan. Florence MacNamara, Ardclooney, Maurice Cogan, Killaloe.
Tulla. William Connellan. Nicholas Rice, Lissofin;
Francis MacNamara, Creevagh.
Kilnoe, and Ogonnelloe. Daniel MacNamara. Col. John MacNamara, Creevagh; James Margisson, Tomgraney.
Killokennedy, and Kilseily. Daniel Vaughan. Henry Bourcher, Annagh;
Nicholas Lynch, Ballycorney.
Kiltenanlea, and Killenan. John MacNamara. Col. John MacNamara Creevagh; Francis MacNamara, Creevagh.
Feakle. Charles Hickey. Col. John MacNamara;
Henry Bourcher, Annagh.
Tomgraney, Moynoe, and Iniscaltragh. Edmond Grady. John Ringrose, Moynoe;
James Bourcher, Cappakinnane.
Clonlea, and Killuran. . Edmond Glissane. John Magrath, Teerovanan;
John Reid, Killevoy
Kilfinaghta, Kilmurry, and Feenagh. Maurice M‘Inerney. Col. John MacNamara; Florence MacNamara, Mooghane.
Kilmacduane, and Kilmihill. Gilbert Brody. Murtagh MacMahon, Ballinagon; Ignatius Casey, Ennis.
Moyarta, and Kilballyowen. Nicholas Huonyne. Nicholas Comyn, Ennis;
Walter Huonyn, Tullamore.
Kilrush, and Killimer.
Brian MacMahon. Michael MacMahon, Leadmore;
Owen Moriarty, Mullogh.
Kilfearagh, and Killard. Daniel Gorman. Nicholas Comyn, Ennis;
Michael Nihill, Glascloon.
Kilmurry Ibrickan. Francis Sheenan. George Stacpoole, Ennis;
John Howe, Carrowduff.
Kilmurry, Killofin, and Kilfiddane. John Belson. John Egan, Freagh;
Dermot Carty, Carrownisky.
Kilfarboy. Teige Shannon. George Stacpoole, Ennis; John Egan, Freagh.

Out of the above list the following parishes are omitted, possibly because there were no parish priests:—Inagh, O’Briensbridge, Rath, St. Munchin’s, and St. Patrick’s, the two last named probably being included in Killeely. [9]

The list was printed in 1705, by Andrew Crook, on the Blind Key, Dublin.

 

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