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

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 6. West Corcabaskin

Chapter 6. Footnotes

1. The O’Keanes of Leatha, now Gurtaclare, in the parish of Oughtmama, barony of Burren, were descended from Philip, a son of Covey na Gall, of Oireacht Ui Cathain, in Ulster, who removed to Thomond in 1398, having obtained lands from the Abbots of Corcomroe. See Shane O’Cahane’s manuscript in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. In Perrott’s account, compiled about 1580, Charles Keane, of Scattery Island, is described as a “courba” (coerba, successor) of St. Senán.

2. The ancient name of the tidal part of the Shannon was the Luimneach.

3. Irish Life of St. Senan, written by William O’Deoran, and translated by Colgan in Acta Sanctorum Hiberniæ. See also Life of St. Senán in that work.

4. This Donnell was the progenitor of the O’Donnells of West Corcabaskin.

5. From Aoedh, another brother of this Ainasslis, are descended the family of the O’Donnells.

6. By Inquisition taken on 22nd July, 1608, it was found that Teige Caoch, late of Carrigaholt, joined by his son Turlogh, rebelled against Queen Elizabeth in 1599; that they were outlawed; and that Teige was killed at Dunboy, near Berehaven, on the 15th June, 1602. Clare Inquisitions, Irish Record Office, Dublin.

7. Otherwise called The Martyrology of Donegal. “Jan. 28. Accobhran of Cill Ruis in the Termon of Inis Cathaigh.” “Under the same date in the same book is this entry, “Meallán of Cill Ruis.”

8. See Rev. Silvester Malone’s article in the Kilkenny Archæological Journal, vol. iii., 4th series, page 106.

9. Acta Sanctorum Hiberniæ, p. 540, &c. Lanigan’s Ecclesiastical History of Ireland, vol. ii., p. 2-7. O’Halloran, vol. ii., p. 44.

10. Martyrology of Donegal, March 1st.

11. Odran’s Life, cap. 5.

12. Professor O’Loony’s note is distinguished for his usual erudition. All that is written above concerning St. Senan’s bell is taken from it.

13. Archdall, vol. i., p. 81.

14. Usher.

15. Martyrology of Donegal.

16. Act. S. S., p. 542.

17. O’Halloran, History of Ireland, vol. ii., p. 156.

18. Ibid. 159.

19. Act. S. S., p. 542.—Four Mast.

20. Keating, History, Book II. P. 69. Ware, Bishops.

21. Ann. Inisfallen.

22. Four Masters.

23. Ann. Four Masters.

24. Idem., and Ann. Inisfallen.

25. Act. S. S., p. 542.

26. Four Masters.

27. Idem. Ann. Munster.

28. Acta Sanctorum Hiberniæ, 542. He is called Ua Bruic by the Four Masters.

29. Ann. Four Masters.

30. Ann. Inisfallen.

31. Act. S. S., p. 542.

32. Ibid. King, Churches of Ireland, a MS. in the Library of the Royal Society, Dublin, p. 244.

33. Four Masters.

34. Inquisitions; Clare; Record Office, Dublin.

35. Ann. Four Masters. Also see page 66 anté of this work.

36. Four Masters.

37. Idem.

38. See Christian Inscriptions in the Irish Language, by George Petrie and by Miss Stokes, vol. ii. p. 26.

39. Inquisitions. Clare.

40. That is an Eric by order of a Brehon.

41. A rose noble was half a mark, viz., six shillings and eightpence.



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