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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839

Parish of Moynoe

  1. Situation; Name; Old Church; Pointed arch which was probably a gateway leading into the graveyard and belonging to the Castle of O’Grady at Moyno mentioned in College list of Castles of Thomond as belonging to Edmond O’Grady; Tobar Mochunna holy well, called after St. Mochunna, Patron of the Parish of Feakle and perhaps of this Parish also; Pagan grave in Cappaghabaun locally called Leaba Dhiarmada agus Ghraine, i.e., Bed of Dermot and Graine.

  2. Inishcaltra Island; Situation; References to it from Annals of IV Masters; Remarks by Mr O’Donovan on the passage misprinted and misinterpreted by Dr O’Conor in same Annals.

  3. Saint Caminus severity of life displayed in a conversation between him, Guaire Aidhne and St. Camin in the great Church of Inishcaltra; Translation; Extracts (translated) from Colgan’s Life of Saint Caminus, Abbot of Inishcaltra; His birth and genealogy; Was maternal brother to Guaire, son of Colman; King of Connaught; Betakes himself to Inis Keltra (Caltra); Situation of the island; He became famous for his sancity and the number of his disciples increasing he erects a Monastery, whish is reckoned among the principal ones of the island and considered an inviolable asylum and city of refuge; Is said to have published commentaries on the Psalms; His most ancient leaves on the 119th Psalm which are traditionally said to have been written with his own hand, among the books of the Franciscans of the Convent of Donegal; Died A.D. 653 and was buried in his own Monastary in which also his birthday was celebrated on 24th or 25th March.

  4. Extracts (translated from life of St. Dinan, Bishop of Connor; Saint Stellan, Abbot of the Monastery, died 24th May, circ. Ann. 650; From life of B. Anmichadus, Confessor to St. Anmichadus professed a Monk under the discipline of B. Corcran, in the Monastery of this island.



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