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Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland 1845

 

Inchicronan, Inchcronane, or Inniscronan

A parish in the barony of Upper Bunratty, 5 miles north-east by north of Ennis, Co. Clare, Munster. It contains the village of CRUSHEEN. Length, 5 miles; breadth, 3; area, 17,438 acres, 1 rood, 34 perches, of which 597 acres, 1 rood, 28 perches are water. Pop., in 1831, 4,601; in 1841, 5,118. Houses 866. Pop. of the rural districts, in 1831, 4,285; in 1841, 4,924. Houses 834. Most of the surface is rough, rocky, and upland; a large proportion, especially in the east, is waste; and the aggregate of good land is very small. The highest ground appears to be a summit of 829 feet in altitude on the eastern border. The chief residences are Drumcor, Doon, Glenwilliam, Garlick-hill, Viewmount, Abbeyview, Brodagh, Derrynagullion, and Durra. The antiquities are Moyvee and Inchicronane castles, Kiltalagh and Killyakee churches, and Inchicronane abbey. The lake of Inchicronane, on the southern border, is upwards of 1 mile in length; and on an islet in this lake Donald O’Brien, king of Munster, founded, in 1190, an abbey for Canons Regular. The road from Ennis to Gort passes close by the west side and superfluence of the lake. This parish is a rectory, and part of the benefice of KILNEBOY, in the dio. of Killaloe. Tithe composition, 133 17s. 3d. A private house is used as the parochial place of worship, and has an attendance of 5. Two Roman Catholic chapels have an attendance of respectively 350 and 500. In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 21, and the Roman Catholics to 4,922; and 4 pay daily schools had on their books 256 boys and 146 girls. In 1840, the National Board granted 111 5s. toward the erection of a boys’ school and a girls’ school at Ballanruan.

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

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