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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part II. History of Thomond
Chapter 28

The Journal of Thomas Dineley, 1681




Ballykitt [52] was anciently a castle, but reduc’d to what it is by Henry Hickman, Esqr. Here is yeerly kept a fair for black Cattle on the Feast day of St. John Baptist, called Ballykitt fair.

This is part of the Estate of the Right Honble. Henry Earle of Thomond within a mile of Kilrush Town.

Note, that Irish Cattle at 4 yeers old here are held marketable if fatt, wherefore not so fitt for long voyages as the English 8 yeer old stall-fed Beefs. [53]

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