Lloyd's Tour of Clare, 1780
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Rehey Hill, Carrigholt, Traigh-more

Four Miles S.E. of LEAP’S HEAD, on the River SHANNON, lies REHEY, an arable lofty Hill, with a Verdant Top, from whence is a most agreeable Survey of the opposite Countries, the Descent from the Summit of this Hill to the Surface of the SHANNON, is truly Alarming and Tremendous:

Not far East of REHEY HILL, is CARRIGHOLT on the Verge of the SHANNON; it’s Romantic Situation, Air, and Elegance, justly merit the Attention of the Curious Virtuoso; the Court and Offices are totally gone to ruin, and the grand, old, Improvements very much decayed, the Castle with it’s additional Apartment, are in excellent Order: it was formerly deem’d a Place of some Strength; here is a safe Harbour for the largest Vessels, and a Quay for the small Craft.
This delightful Place, was an Ancient Estate and Residence, of that Heroic and Noble CLARE Family; Predecessors to the late Marshal THOMOND, and for near a Century, it belongs to that Worthy and Respectable Family of the BURTONS.

Four Miles East of CARRIGHOLT, is the great Strand or TRAIGH-MORE, seven or eight Miles in Circuit, a great Part of which is a soft Beach, it’s an Angle of the SHANNON, and at low Water fordable in different Places, it’s a Boundary to the South Side of the extreme West.

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