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Licknaun Townland, Templemaley Parish

Information collected on Licknaun Townland by the Clare Townlands Fieldnames Survey

Licknaun is a townland in the parish of Templemaley and the district of Crusheen. According to James Frost in his History and Topography of Co. Clare the term ‘Licenán’ is the genitive of ‘leacknan’ meaning small field abounding in flag stones. There are five recorded enclosures within the town land, their RMP Nos are, CL025-204, CL025-205, CL025-206, CL025-207, CL025-209. Within the townland on two separate occasions there were reports of lights been seen after the deaths of two different men.1

In Frost’s History and Topography of Co. Clare he names the proprietor of Licknaun in 1641 as Sir Valentine Blake.

Placenames in Licknaun shown on Ordnance Survey Map

1 Lenihan, Edmund. 1988. A survey of otherworldly Clare, In The Other Clare vol. 12, p46.


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