Lloyd's Tour of Clare, 1780
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New Market, Lucius O’Brien, Killanasula Church

NEW MARKET, in the Barony of BUNRATTY, is a pleasant situation, and an old Market Town compos’d of one spacious Street, whose Buildings are (from Time and decay of Trade) very much impair’d; Thro’ the Center of the Town runs a Purling Stream; here is a large and elegant Charter-School. This Village, with an extensive Tract of Land in this truly charming and fertile Country of TRADREE, is the Estate of Sir LUCIUS O’BRIEN, Bart. and Member of Parliament for this County, the outlines of whose exalted Character are delineated in the following

ACROSTIC.

L et learned Bards who lofty Themes desire,
U nerring Wit and Eloquence admire,
C ome near and sing a Subject worth their Praise
I n Sonnets sweet or in Parnassian Lays;
U nequal’d Honour crowns him with Applause,
S tedfast and Zealous in his Country’s Cause:

O h! from North Blows who could defend us right
B ut our brave Shield the free, Dalgassian, Knight?
R eason and Sense his princely Actions rule,
I n Courage great in manly Passions cool:
E ach Mark of Worth which makes our Patr’ot shine
N ow plainly shews the grand and noble Line.

 

Ennis, June 4, 1776.

Near unto NEW MARKET, is the Magnificent Church of KILLANASULA, where Numbers, from the distant Quarters of this and the adjacent Counties, resort every Summer to see the sumptuous and stately Monument erected there at the Expence of the late Sir EDWARD O’BRIEN, Bart. (of Patriotic Memory) in honour of his Grand-Sire Sir DONOGH O’BRIEN Baronet; this Superb and Exquisite Piece was executed by the great Artizan, Mr. GREGORY.


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