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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845

 

Spancel-Hill

A village noted for its horse-fairs, in the parish of Clooney, barony of Upper Bunratty, Co. Clare, Munster.  It stands on the road from Quin to Gort, near its intersection with that from Ennis to Scarriff, 3 miles north-north-west of Quin, and 3 north-east of Ennis.  Fairs are held on June 24, and Aug. 20.  Within a mile of it are the seats of Cranagher-house, Castletown-house, Durra-cottage, and Cahareiny-house,   the first the residence of B. Blood, Esq.  Area of the village 5 acres.  Pop., in 1841, 169.  Houses 26.

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

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