|Lloyd's Tour of Clare, 1780|
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Four Miles S.E. of LEAP’S HEAD, on the River SHANNON, lies REHEY, an arable lofty Hill, with a Verdant Top, from whence is a most agreeable Survey of the opposite Countries, the Descent from the Summit of this Hill to the Surface of the SHANNON, is truly Alarming and Tremendous:
Not far East of REHEY HILL, is CARRIGHOLT on the Verge
of the SHANNON; it’s Romantic Situation, Air, and Elegance, justly
merit the Attention of the Curious Virtuoso; the Court and Offices are
totally gone to ruin, and the grand, old, Improvements very much decayed,
the Castle with it’s additional Apartment, are in excellent Order:
it was formerly deem’d a Place of some Strength; here is a safe
Harbour for the largest Vessels, and a Quay for the small Craft.
Four Miles East of CARRIGHOLT, is the great Strand or TRAIGH-MORE, seven or eight Miles in Circuit, a great Part of which is a soft Beach, it’s an Angle of the SHANNON, and at low Water fordable in different Places, it’s a Boundary to the South Side of the extreme West.
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