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

Part II. Letters and Extracts relative to Ancient Territories of Thomond, 1841

XIV. Tuath Echtghe

This Territory comprising the greater part of the celebrated Mountain of Sliabh Echtghe, from which it takes its name, is mentioned in Mac Namara’s Rent Roll published by Mr. Hardiman, but in no other authority is it mentioned as a distinct Territory. It comprised the entire of the large Parish of Feakle, but we do not find that it formed the Estate of any petty Chief at any period of our history. Before the year 1318 it was a part of the Country of the Hy-Bloid and it is still placed in the Deanery of Hy-mBloid, or, as it is anglicised O’Mulled. It is my opinion that it originally formed a part of O’Shanahan’s Country.

Map of Tuath Echtghe and Hy-Ronghaile
Map of Tuath Echtghe and Hy-Ronghaile
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