Lloyd's Tour of Clare, 1780
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Innistymon, Killfenora, Moy

South East of MOUNT CALLEN springs the River AINEY, runs across the Country, in it’s rapid Windings Washes the beautiful and resounding Cascades of INNISTYMON, (2) salutes the Magnificent Seat and Elegant Improvements of EDWARD O’BRIEN Esq; the Sand Hills of Tuoharan, already mention’d; from thence falls into the Roaring Bay of Liscanor, an Arm of the Western Ocean.

KILLFENORA, likewise in the Barony of CORCAMROE, is a Bishop’s See, and an old Market Town, was once a place of some Inland Trade and Consequence, at present that old, ruinous, Village, may be truely esteem’d the reverse of what it was half a Century ago; though, still, in the Centre of a respectable, good, Neighbourhood.

Three Miles Westward of INNISTYMON, lies MOY, (3) in the Barony of IBRICKAN, thence for several Miles Westerly along the Coast of MALBAY, is a large Tract of good Ground; the Cold and Blakeness of this N.W. situation, and the Periodical Blasts generally attending, are sufficient Causes that Genmen do not inhabit here frequently, as in other Parts of the County; still, there are some elegant Seats from MOY to KILLKEE, (4) worthy of Attention, but are not agreeably Improv’d for the above material Reasons; it is a fine Sporting Country in the Summer Season, and always well Stock’d and Cultivated.

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