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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845



A parish in the barony of Upper Tulla, 1 mile east by north of Scariff, Co. Clare, Munster. Length, southward, 7 miles; breadth, from 1 to 2; area, 9,848 acres, 1 rood, 36 perches,-of which 388 acres are in Lough Derg, and 132 acres, 2 roods, 3 perches are in Lough Atorick. Pop., in 1831, 1,268; in 1841, 1,475. Houses 237. Part of Scariff bay is within the southern boundary; Lough Atorick, with a surface-elevation of 450 feet above sea-level, lies on the northern boundary; the Corra river rises on the east boundary at an altitude of 837 feet above sea-level, and runs westward through the interior; and the Bow river rises in the interior at an altitude of upwards of 668 feet above sea-level, and trots and tumbles partly in the interior, but chiefly along the eastern boundary, down to Scariff bay. A district of about 2 miles northward from Scariff bay is champaign and principally arable; but all the remainder of the parish is an averagely lofty portion of the Slieve-Baughta mountains. The chief mountain-summits have altitudes above sea-level of 1,028, 1,126, and 765 feet. The only seat is Moynoe-house; and the chief hamlet is Coolcoosaun.—This parish is a vicarage, and part of the benefice of INNISCALTHRA, in the dio. of Killaloe. The vicarial tithes are compounded for 36 18s. 5d., and the rectorial for 46 3s. 1d.; and the latter are appropriated to the dean and chapter of Killaloe. In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 15, and the Roman Catholics to 1,353; and a daily school in Scariff, which is reported on as if it served for Moynoe, had on its books 70 boys and 40 girls.

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

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