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

Parish of Kilshanny

  1. Situation & Name; Old Church; Burial ground attached.

  2. St. Augustine’s Well at which a “Patron” is held on 28th Aug. (the Saint’s day); Carn Connachtach or the Cairn of the Connaghtmen in Ballygheely; Tradition in connection with it; Extract from Annals of IV. Masters relative to do.; where it is stated to be Carn Mhic Tail of the Annals; St. Senan’s Well in Carhoomannagh; Holy well dedicated to Inghean Bhaoith (Innywee or Innyboy) Patroness of Killinaboy N.E. of Kilshanny Chapel in Cahirlooscan; Tobar na Crábhain or Mac Craven’s Well at which Stations are performed in Ballymacraven; Baile-an-Ghobhan (Ballygowan) (Smithstown) Castle; Was inhabited within the last 40 years; Mentioned in O’Donnell’s plundering excursion into Thomond in 1600 as given in Annals of IV. Masters; Also enumerated in list of Castles in Tuathmore-Ui-Conor (the great Lordship of O’Conor) preserved in MS. Lib. Trin. Col. Dub. & said to have been possessed by Teige McMurrogh (O’Brien); Cahirs (three) in the Ph.

Other references to Kilshanny Parish in the Ordnance Survey Letters:


Chapter 18


Chapter 20