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

Parish of Kilcorney

  1. Situation & Name; Old Church; Site of a more ancient one adjoining supposed to have been the original Church of Kilcorney; Tobar na n-Aingeal Holy Well S.E. of Church; Cill Cholmain Bháire, old Church (site of); Is mentioned along with the quarter of land (not now known as a Townland) on which it stood in the Covenant made in 1675 between Hugh & Cosny O’Davoran; Extract from the original Irish Covenant & translation of do.; Lis-colman-vara, a Caher so called after Saint Colman Baire from a tradition that he inhabited it in Poulnaskagh;. St. Colman’s Well at which Stations were formerly performed in Vally of Glensleade; Holy Well in same Valley dedicated to St. Innywee or Inghean Bhaoith (Daughter of Boctius) the great Patroness of the Dalcassians, whose memory was annually revered in various parts of the Co. on 29th December; She descended from a branch of the Dal gCais.

  2. Glensleade Castle now levelled to the ground; Is mentioned in College list of O’Loughlin Burren’s Castles; Copy of the list of Phs. & Castles of Burren as they stand in the original (preserved in MS. Lib. Trin. Col. Dub.) with the modern names placed opposite them;

  3. List of Forts in the Parish; Remarkable cave in Kilcorney, of which many superstitious stories are current in the country; Description of do. from Gough’s Camden;

  4. Assorted Letters: O’Daly of Finnyvarra; Extract Annals of Inishfallen

Other references to Kilcorney Parish in the Ordnance Survey Letters:



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