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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

Chapter 3. Footnotes

1. See Cathreim Toirdhealbhaigh at the year 1311, in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, where the Castle of Criothmhaill, now Crughwill, is placed in the territory of Corcomroe East. The Monastery of Corcomroe is situate in Burren. See also Annals of Innisfallen, Anno 1311.

2. Leabhar-na-hUidhri fol. 24, b.

3. From this Lochlaind the family of O’Loghlen derive their surname.

4. Several of Carroll O’Daly’s poems have come down to us.

5. Lectures on Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History, by O’Curry, p. 121.

6. O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish; iii. p. 322. Dublin, 1873.

7. Although the description given here appears puzzling, yet to one making an inspection of the place it is quite intelligible.

8. Letters of John O’Donovan relating to Clare—Ordnance Survey Papers, Royal Irish Academy.

9. It was the custom amongst the Irish that the Lord Paramount should, on failure of issue to carry on the succession in any of the subordinate tribes, become heir and possess himself of all rights appertaining to the deceased chieftain.—See Brehon Laws.

10. It must be understood that this is a word for word recital of the agreement previously made between Mealaghlin O’Loghlen and Conor O’Brien, first Earl of Thomond.

11. Cathreim Toirdhealbhaigh, A.D. 1267.

12. Archdall, Monasticon Hibernicum, Vol. i., p. 73.

13. In the Dublin Penny Journal, 1834, p. 339, will be found a sketch of the abbey and tomb of Conor O’Brien.

14. Inquisition in collections relating to Clare in Ordnance Survey Papers, Royal Irish Academy. See also Archdall.

15. Letter of John O’Donovan in Ordnance Survey Papers relating to Clare—Royal Irish Academy.

16. MS. Trin. Coll. Library, Dublin. E. 2, 14.

17. The last O’Loghlen who lived in Shan Muckinish, according to tradition, was Uaithne More O’Loghlen, who resided there about the year 1700.

18. The senior branch of the O’Loghlens lived in Newtown in our time, and was represented by Peter O’Loghlen, locally called the Prince of Burren. He was the son of Malachy O’Loghlen, who lived at Newtown when John O’Donovan visited it in 1839. See Ordnance Survey Letters relating to Clare, R.I. Academy.

19. Notes on Irish Architecture, vol i., p. 102. Dublin, 1875.

20. The old churches of Oughtmama have been recently repaired by the Board of Works. In clearing away the soil which had accumulated in the interior, several slabs have been found with crosses carved upon them, but without any inscriptions.

21. Vita Sti Colmani, Acta SS., p. 245; Keating, History of Ireland, p. 21; O’Hanlon’s Lives of the Irish Saints at Feb. 3rd, contains an interesting sketch of the life of St. Colman Mac Duach.

22. Monasticon Hibernicum, vol. i., p. 72.

23. See Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many, p. 125. See also Hardiman’s Irish Ministrelsy, vol. ii., p. 375.

24. Martyrology of Donegal, Oct. 19.

25. Notes on Irish Architecture, vol. i., p. 105.

26. Round Towers, p. 184.

27. MS. Trin. Coll., Dublin. E. 2, 14.

28. See Joyce’s Irish Names of Places, vol. i., page 25. Dublin, 1871.

29. Aengus, Marian O’Gorman, Martyrology of Tamlacht, apud Acta SS., p. 277, 8th Feb. Martyrologv of Donegal, 9th July.

30. Donald More, sixth King of Upper Ossory, who built Jerpoint Abbey, d. 1185. Conor, King of U. O. à quo Gilla duv Mac GillaPatrick, a quo Dermot, a quo Fineen, of Drumsalagh, county Clare, a quo Fineen, a quo Dermott of Lisdoonvarna, died s. p. at Limerick, Sept. 1, 1637; and Fineen 1637, a quo Dermot 1678.—Funeral Entry, Dublin Castle.

31. Acta SS., p. 705, March 21st.

32. See the reference to the door of this caher, in the will of Gillananeeve Oge O’Davoren, page 18, ante.



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