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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839

Parish of Bunratty

  1. Situation & name; Old Church; Graveyard attached; Bunratty Castle erected by the great Sir Richard de Clare in 1277 – Extract from Wars of Torlogh rel. to; References to same document for its history; Is a fine specimen of the fortresses erected in Ireland by the early English adventurers to secure their conquests; Set down in list of castles preserved in Trin. Col. Dub. as belonging to the “Erle of Thomond”; Cluain Mhuineach Castle erected by Fineen, son of Cumara; Tobar na Macamh (the Well of the Youths) in Cloonmunny West and Tobar Iosa (the Well of Jesus) in Coolack Glebe – holy wells resorted to for the cure of sore eyes.

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