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

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 9. Ui Fearmaic; Gleann Omra; Ui Bracain; Ui Floinn; Ui Ronghaile

Chapter 9. Footnotes

1. Topographical Poems of O’Hudhrin. Niall O’Quin was among the chiefs slain at Clontarf.—Four Mast.

2. Aengus Canaitin, son of Cormac Cas, from whom are the Clan Hefernan, and Neachtan, and the daughters of Baoith, and the daughters of Gunna, son of Aillioll. Duald MacFirbis, p. 637.

3. In 1641—The lands of Carrowmeonagh, Crossard, Coad, and Cloonymullidane, belonged to this Conor O’Flanagan.—Book of Distributions and Forfeitures.

4. In 1641—The lands of Pouleenacoona were owned by these O’Hehirs.

5. In 1641—Part of Coad and Cloonymillidane was owned by Dermod Oge O’Neilan.—Book of Distributions and Forfeitures.

6. Two of her children are buried there, and their tomb has this inscription: “Here lyes the bodies of Mary and Sianun Ui Brian, daughters of Conor O’Brien and Mary O’Brien, alias Mahon of Leimineagh. Anno Domini, 1651.”

7. Annals of Four Masters, A.D. 1573. Wars of Thomond, A.D. 1317.

8. Four Masters, A.D. 1157, where the finding of the head of Eochaidh Luchta, King of Thomond, in the first century, at Corofin, is alluded to.

9. Reference is made at the date of the 3rd of March by Father O’Hanlon (Lives of the Irish Saints) to a St. Ceddé.

10. Annals of Four Masters, A.D. 1599.

11. “Disert Tola in the upper part of Dal Cais, in Thomond. He was of the race of Corbmac, son of Teige, son of Cian, son of Oilioll Olum.”—Martyrology of Donegal, March 30th.

12. A.D. 1311. Loghlen Reagh O’Dea was slain by Mahone, son of Donald Connaghtagh O’Brien.—Four Masters.

13. Captain Daniel Neylan belonged to Colonel Charles O’Brien’s Regiment of Infantry in the army of James II.—See King James’ Irish Army List, by John Dalton, Vol. ii., page 703.

14. An exquisite pen and ink sketch of Dysert church and round tower, made by Mr. Wakeman, will be found in one of the volumes of the Ordnance Survey Letters from Clare in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy.

15. A.D. 1588. O’Dea, i.e., Mahone, the son of Loghlen, son of Rory, son of Muirceadach, son of Mahone Boy, Lord of Cinel Fearmaic, died.—Four Masters.

1598. Dermot, son of Edmond, son of Rory O’Dea, of Tulla O’Dea was killed by the insurgents of the County Clare.—Four Masters.

16. A.D. 1588. William, son of Donald, i.e., “the doctor,” son of Auliffe, son of Donald O’Neallan, was slain in the doorway of the monastery of Ennis by the sons of O’Greefa, namely, the sons of John, son of John, son of Teige, son of Loghlen.—Four Masters.

17. See the whole subject of the Antiquities on Mount Callan discussed with much acumen by Sir Samuel Ferguson and by Professor O’Looney in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. i., ser. 2, Nos. 10, 11.

18. Leabhar-na-Ceart, by John O’Donovan, p. 93.

19. Martyrology of Donegal.

20. The death of this Murtagh Garv is thus set down by the Four Masters: “A.D. 1584, Murtagh Garv, son of Brian, son of Teige, died at Craigcorcrain. He was a sensible sedate youth, who never received blame or reproach, disrespect nor insult. He was buried in the Abbey of Ennis.”

21. See O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Lec. xxv., Vol. 3, p. 332. See also Life of St. MacCreiche, O’Curry MSS. Cath. Univ. Lives of Saints, Vol. i., p. 345. See also note on the above passage by Professor O’Looney.

22. See O’Heerin’s Topography, and Magrath’s Wars of Thomond.

23. Uaithne Cliach is the modern barony of Owney, in the county of Limerick.

24. Annals of Four Masters.

25. Note by James Hardiman in his Transcript of Irish Deeds.—Transactions of Royal Irish Academy, Vol. xv.

26. Ancient Irish Deeds, No. xxxiv.—Ibid.

27. In the Annals of the Four Masters, under the year 1599, this place is called Dunmore-mic-an-Fearmacaigh.

28. Book of Distributions and Forfeitures.—Irish Record Office, Dublin.

29. Thomas MacGorman was married to Alicia, daughter of Colonel O’Dempsey, of Clanmalier, Queen’s county. Their son Matthew MacGorman was married Margaret, daughter of Donogh O’Loghlen of Castletown, by his wife Celia, daughter of Donogh O’Brien of Newtown. Their son Thomas emigrated to France, was Captain of Infantry, and Knight of St. Louis.

30. See Essays by an Octogenarian.—(James Roche), Cork, 1851.

31. Four Masters. Annals of Ulster. Cod. Clar. 49. Annals of Clonmacnoise.

32. Preserved in the Public Record Office, Dublin.

33. Vol. i., p. 85.

34. See Martyrology of Donegal.

35. See O’Brien’s Dictionary. Hardiman’s History of Galway. Annals of Inisfallen, year 1277. Wars of Thomond.

36. Abstracted from Pedigree in Vol. iii., Fourth Series, of the Journal of the Royal Historical and Archæological Association of Ireland, page 486.

37. Now represented by Mr. Thomas Bridgeman of Carrowmeere, Fenloe.

38. Martyrology of Tallagh, by Rev. Matthew Kelly, D.D., Maynooth. Dublin, 1857. “Mochuille of Indsnata in Fotharta Fea (Forth in the county of Carlow), of the race of Cairbre Riada, son of Conaire.”

39. See Cathreim Toirdhealbhaih.



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