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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

Chapter 5. Footnotes

1. There is another Finnachta who is referred to in the Chronicon Scotorum, A.D. 848, in these words:—“Finnachta, son of Tomoltach, the saint of Luimneach (a place on the borders of Meath and Munster), latterly an anchorite but previously King of Connaught, quievit.”

2. In the year 1584 the name of the sheriff of Clare was Cruice (Four Masters). John Reagh MacNamara, of Rossroe, who died in 1613, left a widow whose name was Margaret Crues (Clare Inquisition 2nd October, 19th James I.) On the wall of a house at Ennis Abbey appears—“This house was built in the year of our Lord God 1658, by John Cruce.”

3. According to an Inquisition taken 2nd of October, 19th year of James I., Thadeus, son of Mahone O’Ruddan, died on the 12th of May, 1618, seized of Clonmunnia and Ballysheen, and leaving a son, John, aged thirteen years, and a widow named More. In 1641, John Reddan, son of Thadeus, was owner of Ballysheenbeg (see Book of Distributions and Forfeitures, infra).

4. Archdall, Monast. Hib. Vol. i., p. 93.

5. Hib. Dom., p. 213.

6. See Dineley’s Tour, infra.

7. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. xv.

8. See MacNamara’s Rental, supra.

9. Colemanstown, a ruined castle on the brink of the Shannon, in the parish of Killofin.

10. Tuath-na-Fearna was the ancient name of the parish of Killadysert.

11. Brody in mistake states that this M‘Mahon was of Tuath-na-farna.

12. “Turlogh Roe, the liar and deceiver, who by one stroke killed his wife and child.”

13. Propugnaculum Catholicæ Veritatis.

14. Archdall, Monas. Hib., vol. i p. 79.

15. Life of St. Brendan in O’Hanlon’s Lives of the Irish Saints, vol. v., page 442. Dublin, 1890.

16. This place is mentioned by the Four Masters, A.D. 1575, under the name of Tuath-na-m-Builc, that is, the territory of the Ui Builc or O’Bolgs.

17. See Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. xv, for the Irish original.

18. A.D. 1562. “MacGilla Riabhaigh died, namely, Rickard, the son of Donn, son of Conor, son of Thomas, son of Donald. It is said he was the best servant of trust that the Earl of Thomond had had in his time.” Conor, the son of Conor, son of Rickard, took his place.—Annals of the Four Masters. (This is the Conor above-named.)



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