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

Parish of Feenagh

  1. Situation and name; Holy well at Rathmore dedicated to St. Mochuille of Tulla; Old Church; Burial ground attached; Rossmanaher old Castle mentioned in College list as having belonged to Earl of Thomond; A burial place said traditionally to have been in Rossmanaher; Extract rel. to a Rossbeenchoir from Colgan’s Life of St Kieran; Rossmanher mentioned in No. 23 of Hardiman’s Irish Deeds as the place to which that Deed of Mortgage dated 9th June 1548 was drawn up by Mortagh, son of Conor Oge Mac Clanchy between Donnell, son of Donogh from Bel-in-Cuile (Baile Ui Chuilin?) and Shane O’Maolchonaire of Ard Choill; Machaire an Chloigin and Machaire baile na h-Abha (lands of) pledged in said Deed by Donall to Shane; Ardchoill now Ardkeile; Shane O’Mulconry mentioned in Deed – the author of the inauguration ode addressed to Brian-na-Murtha O’Rourke, Prince of Breifny, published in Hardiman’s Irish Minstrelsy and stated to have been composed in 1556; Same Shane also mentioned in No. 24 – a deed of mortgage to him of the portion of land called Gort-uill-an-Mharla (Field of the Marl Pit) and dated 11th December, 1548.



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