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


Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 3. Burren, or Corcomroe East

Gleninagh Parish

Gleninagh (the valley of ivy) has the remains of an ancient church in good preservation, with a well at a little distance, dedicated to the Holy Cross. Still further off is another well called Tobar Cornain. Only one castle, still in an excellent state of preservation, exists in the parish. It belonged in 1580 to an O’Loghlen. A large heap of stones called Dough Branneen (the heap of little Bran) stands in the townland of Aughaglinny, and in the neighbouring townland of Murroogh exist the remains of a remarkable caher called Caher doon Fergus, with caves beneath, believed by the peasantry to be haunted by the spirits of Fergus mac Roigh and of many of his descendants, the O’Loghlens of Burren and O’Connors of Corcomroe.

 

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