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

Parish of Kilnoe

  1. Situation; Name; Old Church (site of) and burial ground; Was probably dedicated to St. Mochuile of Tulla; Holy well in the neighbourhood called after him; Kilgarey (Cill Ghuaire) deserted burial ground; Killana deserted burial ground in Ballydonahan; Castletown a subdivision of Coolrea Earl Townland so called from the remnant of a castle standing therein; Ballinahinch old Castle (remains of); Kilnoe Parish and part of that of Killuran coextensive with, or comprised within, the ancient sub-chieftainry of Hy-Ronghaile of which O’Shannahan was Chief; List of townlands in the Parish mentioned in No. 15 of Hardiman’s Irish Deeds as in the Territory of Hy Ronghaile; Boundaries of the territory; List of references to it in Wars of Torlogh; Was the theatre of much conflict and bloodshed between the O’Brien and De Clare in 1315; Kilconnell Hill on top of which is a ruined, low, circular entrenchment in Ballinahinch – supposed to have been the scene of one of the bloody conflicts; Tradition rel. to do.; Mound called Cliadh na nGaile, i.e., the Ditch of the English, between Loghannaloon and Loch Bridget in same locality – said to have been an attempt formerly made by an English army encamped there to defend itself from an Irish army encamped at Tomgreine; De Clare stated in Wars of Torlogh to have fixed his camp in centre of Hy Ronghaile while O’Brien pitched his at Scarriff near Tomgreine; Notices of do. in Annals of Innisfallen; Killghuaire the site of a furious battle fought in 1309 between the Clann Cuilein and the Hy-Bloid in which the latter were defeated; Notice of do. in Wars of Torlogh.

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