Situation; Name; Kilfiddan Church; Old Parish Church (site of) occupied
by the Protestant Church; Stone in south side wall inscribed to George
Ross, Esq., the founder; Graveyard attached.
Waterfall to northwest of do.
on the river which, at that place, is called after the name of the
Church; Sgreavan’s Bed, a little
recess in the cliff with an ash tree growing over it, so called by
the people, in which they say he was in the habit of sleeping; Tobar
Sgreavoin (Well of St. Sgreavoin) three small wells in the rock collectively
so called and at which stations are performed for the cure of diseases
of the eyes and for protection against the fairies; “Patron” formerly
held at do. 10th September which is still kept a Holy Day in the
Parish in honour of St. Sgreabhan; Fiadh-an-Eich (the Land of the
small burial ground for children so called in Gort-Ui-Ghoithin; Tobar-an-Fhiodain
(Well of the Stream) a holy well in townland to which it gives name
but supposed to have never had any claim to sanctity; Cill Fiddain,
burial place for children in same townland; Cill-Aodha (Church of
Hugh) a small burial ground so called in Lisheen; Inis Mor Island
of River Fergus probably the island mentioned in Life of St. Senanus
of Inis-Cathaigh on which he is stated to have erected a Monastery
over which he placed Sidonius as Bishop; Tobar Libern (Well of St.
Liberius) a spring well which, it is stated in same life, another
of the Disciples of St. Senanus caused to spring upon the Island
the Monastery; No traces of the Monastery or well at present on the
Island nor any tradition rel. to either remembered there; Remains
of a modern Church and burial ground on same Island; Craig-Brien,
there formerly was a castle, mentioned in list of castles in MS.
Trin. Col. Dub. as being possessed by McGylereogh (O’Brien?);
Beal-Ath-Corick old Castle (remains of) mentioned in same list as
belonging to Teige
McConor (O’Brien); Craig-Ui-Chiardubhain Townland, set down
in Annals of IV Masters ad. Ann. 1600, as the lower part of the Cantred
of the Islands.