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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845

 
Cahircon

A landing-place in the parish of Kildysart, barony of Clonderalaw, Co. Clare, Munster.   It is situated on the Shannon, on the west side of the mouth of the Fergus, opposite the island of Innismurry, and at a brief distance from the village of Kildysart.  The Commissioners for the Improvement of the Shannon Navigation planned the construction of a causeway to a projecting rock at this place, the cutting down of the face of the rock, and the erection upon it of a pier at the estimated cost of 1,986; and they say, "This may be considered a very eligible situation for a pier, being in the fair way up and down the river, at a reasonable distance from Kilrush, and at the mouth of the Fergus, thus affording great accommodation to the farmers in this district for shipping off their produce."  Vessels will be able to approach the pier with a good depth of water; steamers plying up and down the Shannon may touch without making any material deviation from their direct course; and a road was proposed to be constructed by the proprietor of the ground to connect the works with Kildysart.  Cahircon demesne, in the vicinity, the property of John Scott, Esq., is one of the most picturesque in character, and beautiful in situation, on the Shannon.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1845
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

 


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