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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839
Parish of Kilfenora (f)
About a quarter of a mile west of Kilfenora
is the site of Kill-Cathrach Church, of the walls of which fourteen feet
only of the south side remain, nine feet high and two feet three inches
thick. The extent of the original building may still be traced by the
foundation, from which it appears to have been twenty six feet long and
fourteen feet six inches broad. There was a burying ground here formerly,
of which all appearance has vanished except one uninscribed tombstone,
which lies within the Church. No historical reference to this place has
come to my hands but the following from the Archdall, and which indeed
could scarcely apply to the place at all.
Part of the foundation of an old castle remains a little to the north of Kilcarrah, called by the residents of the place by the name of Caislen-an-Mhaga, i.e., the Funny or Foolish Castle, because they say that it was well begun but never raised higher than it is at present. I believe this place has been set down by some writers as the site of an ecclesiastical edifice, with what propriety I know not.
The site of an old Church and burying ground called Cill-Tonachta, lie in the Townland of Ballynacarra.
There is a small portion of the sides of an old castle in the Townland of Fánta, within which is a dwelling house. A heap of ruins and rubbish mark the site of an old castle in the Townland of Caherminane, the Lord of which, Morogh O'Brien, died there in the year 1591, according to the Annals of the Four Masters.
The east side wall of an old Castle stands in the Townland of Ballyshanny.
There is another ruined Castle in the Townland of Tulacha, and another, in tolerable preservation, in the Townland of Toormore, and called the Castle of Inchoveigh.