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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



Carrig O’Gunnell Castle

Over against Bunratty Castle on the other side of the Shannon is a fair Castle called Carrig O’Gunnell [27], scituate upon an hill belonging to his Royall Highness, rented by the present Primate and Chancellour of all Ireland, neer which, in a marle pitt, was lately taken up the skeleton of a monstrous man, whose thigh bone was seven foot long, and all other parts proporconable, whose skull could conteine two Bushells, which is half a Bristoll Barrell of Grayne.

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