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

Part II. Letters and Extracts relative to Ancient Territories of Thomond, 1841

XIII. Gleann Omra

This is mentioned by O’Heerin and in Magrath’s Wars of Thomond as the Country of the O’Kennedys, who bore the tribe name of Sliocht Donchuain. It is exactly co-extensive with the Parish of Killokennedy (the Church of the O’Kennedys). The O’Kennedys were driven out of this Territory during the struggles between the descendants of Torlogh and Brian Roe O’Brien, and they settled to the east of the Shannon where they became far more powerful then they ever had been in their original country, for they possessed themselves of the Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond.

Map of Hy-Floinn, Gleann Omra and Hy-Thoirdhealbhaigh
Map of Hy-Floinn, Gleann Omra
and Hy-Thoirdhealbhaigh
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