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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845



A locality in the parish of Kiltonanlea, barony of Lower Tulla, Co. Clare, 2 miles north-east of Limerick, Munster.  Here the rivulet Blackwater falls into the Shannon, the long stretch of the Limerick navigation within Clare commences, and a foot bridge across the Shannon was proposed to be constructed by the Commissioners for improving the Shannon Navigation.  The horses employed in tracking boats up the Limerick navigation pass at Plassey from the left to the right bank of the Shannon, and used formerly to be conveyed across in boats, a method occasioning both inconvenience and delay; and the chief design of the foot bridge is to afford for the horses facility of passage. Estimated cost, 3,000.

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