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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845

Barony of Ibrickane

A barony on the coast of co. Clare, Munster. It is bounded, on the north, by Corcomroe; on the east, by Inchiquin, Islands, and Clonderalaw; on the south, by Moyarta; and on the west, by the Atlantic. Its greatest length south-south-westward is 15 miles; its greatest breadth, in the opposite direction, is 8; and its area is 57,028 acres, 8 perches, of which 598 acres, 1 rood, 9 perches are water. The southern part is almost all bog; and the northern part is a mixture of very deteriorated argillaceous arable land with pastoral uplands and very improveable moorish hills. On the north-east boundary is Mount Callan; and off the coast are Mutton and Enniskerry Islands. The chief marine indentation is Doonbeg bay; and while nearly all the coast is bold and iron-bound, some portions of it exhibit highly-imposing scenery. This barony contains part of the parish of Kilmacduane, and the whole of the parishes of Kilfarboy, Killard, and Kilmurray, the town of Miltown-Malbay, and the villages of Doonbeg, Kilmurray, and Mullagh. Pop., in 1831, 20,451; in 1841, 25,186. Houses 3,912. Families employed chiefly in agriculture, 3,411; in manufactures and trade, 668; in other pursuits, 243. Males at and above 5 years of age who could read and write, 3,267; who could read but not write, 864; who could neither read nor write, 6,810. Females at and above 5 years of age who could read and write, 1,092; who could read but not write, 885; who could neither read nor write, 8,888. Ibrickane is partly in the Poor-law union of Ennistymon, and partly in that of Kilrush. The total number of tenements valued is 2,697; and of these, 1,397 were valued under 5, - 801, under 10, - 265, under 15, - 94, under 20, - 60, under 25, - 21, under 30, - 25, under 40, - 12, under 50, - and 22, at and above, 50

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1845
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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