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County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis

 
Knock

A post-town, in the parish of Kilmurry, barony of Clonderalaw, county of Clare, and province of Munster, 8 miles (W. S. W.) from Kildysart, on the road to Kilrush; containing 180 inhabitants. It is beautifully situated on the north-western side of Clonderalaw bay, and comprises about 30 houses, several of which are ornamented in the rustic style and have tastefully disposed shrubberies and gardens attached. It is a station of the constabulary police, and petty sessions are held weekly on Friday. Here is a small pier, where sea manure is landed, and whence corn is occasionally sent in boats to Limerick.

County Clare A History and Topography by Samuel Lewis
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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