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County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis


A parish, in the barony of Bunratty, county of Clare, and province of Munster, 31/2 miles (N. E.) from Ennis, on the road to Gort ; containing 1866 inhabitants. It comprises 4594 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and though only one mile broad is nearly six miles long. At Ballyally is the seat of Andrew Stackpoole, Esq., and at Barefield is a very picturesque lake. The parish is in the diocese of Killaloe; the rectory forms part of the rectorial union of Ogashin, and the vicarage part of the vicarial union of Dromcliffe. The tithes amount to 97. 7. 81/4., of which 46. 3. 1. is payable to the rector, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the district of Dowry or Doora : there is a chapel at Barefield. The ruins of the old church still remain in the burial-ground. About 230 children are educated in three private schools.

County Clare A History and Topography by Samuel Lewis
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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