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

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 5. Ui Cearnaigh; Ui Conghaile; East Corcabaskin

East Corcabaskin

Kilmurry (MacMahon) Parish

The ancient church of this parish was pulled down about ninety years ago to supply materials for the existing Protestant church which stands upon its site. It was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as its name implies. In the townland of Kilmore was another church, but to whom dedicated cannot be ascertained. In this parish stood the castle of Clonderalaw, the principal residence of MacMahon, chief of East Corcabaskin. Only a few fragments of the building can now be seen. It belonged in 1580 to Teige MacMahon. The other antiquities of the parish are holy wells, little burial places, and earthen forts not of sufficient importance to call for detailed description.