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County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis

 
Labasheeda or Poundstreet

A village, in the parish of Killofin, barony of Clonderalaw, county of Clare, and province of Munster, 4 miles (S. W.) from Kildysert, on the lower road to Kilrush ; containing 93 houses and 466 inhabitants. From its situation on the Shannon a considerable quantity of corn is brought hither in winter, and sent in boats to Limerick ; culm obtained in the vicinity is also sent hence to Limerick, Ennis, and other places : the erection of a small pier and quay would be of great advantage to the trade. There is a ferry across the Shannon to Tarbert. A court for Lord Egremont’s manor of Clonderlaw is occasionally held by the seneschal for the recovery of small debts; and a constabulary police force is stationed in the village. Near it a large R. C. chapel, a handsome cruciform building, has been lately erected.-See Killofin.

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

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