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

Parish of Killone

  1. Situation and name; Old Abbey; Archdall’s notice of; Founded in 1190 by Donald O’Brien, King of Limerick; Slaney, daughter of Donogh Cairbreach, King of Thomond, Abbess of, and died A.D. 1260; Inquisition of time of King James relative to; Was granted by Henry VIII to Moragh, Earl of Thomond; Ruins described; The lake on whose edge the ruins stand, believed by the natives to be enchanted, a fine town being seen therein every seventh year; Tradition respecting the O’Briens of Killeoin and the lake; Holy well dedicated to John the Baptist to east of the Abbey, at which devotions are sometimes performed.

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