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Miscellaneous

In 1868, the parish of Miscellaneous contained the following places:

"BORO, (or Bow), two small rivers of Ireland, one a branch of the Suir, which takes its rise in the Blackstairs mountains, in the western part of the county of Wexford; and the other, a feeder of Lough Derg, rises in the pass of Moynoe, in the barony of Upper Tulla, in county Clare.

"BURREN BARONY, one of the 11 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, situated in the northern part of the county, and bounded on the N. and W. by Galway Bay, on the E. by the county of Galway and the barony of Inchiquin, and on the S. by the barony of Corcomroe. It contains the parishes of Abbey, Carran, Drumcreehy, Gleninagh, Kilcorney, Killeany, Killonaghan, Kilmoon, Nonghaval, Oughtmanagh, and Rathborney. It extends over an area of about 74,361 acres."

"CLEGGAN LOUGH, near Enniskillen, in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland."

"CLONDERALAW, a barony in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. it is about 12 miles long by 10 broad, and is bounded by the barony of Islands on the N., by the Fergus on the E., the Shannon on the S., and the baronies of Movarta and Ibrickane on the W. It includes the parishes off Killadysert, Kilfiddane, Kilchreest, Killofin, Killimer, Kilmurry, and Kilmihil. The surface is boggy, but the abundance of lime renders easy the improvement of the soil. The interior is intersected by several small streams falling into the river Fergus and Clonderalaw-Bay. The bay, which opens to a width of about a mile at the entrance, penetrates the interior for a distance of 3 miles. On its shores stand the post village of Knock, Kilmore House, and Clonderalaw House. In the neighbourhood is a very fine marble quarry."

"CORCOMROE, a barony in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded by Burren on the N. by Inchiquin and Ibrichane on the E. and S., and by the Atlantic Ocean and South Sound on the W. It contains the parishes of Kilfenora, Cloony, Killilagh, Killaspuglonane, Kilmacrehy, Kilshanny, Kilmansheen, and Killaraght. Its length is near 11 miles by a breadth of 10, and its area about 61,385 acres of hilly land, with Lough Licken lying in the midst."

"CORMORANTS, several small islands in Lough Derg, in the barony of Lower Tulla, in the county of Clare, Ireland."

"CORRA, a rivulet in the county of Clare, Ireland, falling into Graney Lough."

"COW, a small island, or group of rocks, in Lough Dergh, between Portumna and Killaloe, in the county of Clare, Ireland. A temporary landing-stage was erected here some years ago, and a project formed for constructing a harbour."

"CRAIGINOCK, a bog on the boundary of the baronies of Ibricken and Moyarta, in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, about 1 mile E. of the upper part of Dunbeg Bay. It extends over 1,093 acres. The river Newer carries off its superfluous waters."

"DEER, an island in the barony of Clonderalaw, in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, 3 miles N.E. of Kildysart. It is situated at the mouth of the river Fergus, and has remains of St. Lenan's Abbey. It belonged to the Earl of Egremont."

"DERG, a lough on the borders of the counties of Tipperary, Clare, and Galway, Ireland. It extends from Killaloe to Portumna, and has an average breadth of 2 miles. It contains the bays of Scarriff, Youg Hal, Castletown, and Scooe, and two islands of Inishcaltra or Holy Island, Inismore, and others. It is surrounded by the Slieve Bernagh and Arra mountains, and is supplied by several mountain rivers."

"DONASS, a cascade in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. This magnificent fall is on the Shannon, at a point where the river is 300 yards wide. Its length is about ½ a mile, and it is caused by huge masses of rock which lie in the river's course. Castle Connell is the neighbouring seat."

"DOON, a lough in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It encroaches on the parishes of Clonlea, Killuran, and Kilseely, and is about 2 miles in length. The residences, Doon House, Kilderry, and Woodford, are seated on its shores."

"FINISH ISLAND, in the barony of Islands, county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It lies near the mouth of the river Fergus, and is said to have had a nunnery."

"FREAGH, a coastguard station in the barony of Ibrickan, county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It lies between the bays of Lisanor and Dunbeg. There is also an island of this name in Birtirbuy Bay, West Galway, Connemara, Ireland."

"GALWAY BAY, a bay lying between the county of Galway, province of Connaught, and the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It is one of the finest bays in the island, penetrating 27 miles inland, and measuring 23 miles from Hags Head to Gulen Head. It is computed to extend over 30,000 acres. Its depth varies from 25 to 4 fathoms, except at the Santa Margarita Rock, where it has only 12 feet. The Arran Islands protect it from the swell of the ocean. On the S. side are the harbours of Blackhead and Kinvarra, on the N. New Harbour and Galway Harbour, and Casleh and Greatmans bays. The islands of the bay have an area of 1,000 acres, chiefly pasture and arable. The great Galway fishery extends 107 miles between Blackhead and Macehead, and employs nearly 8,000 men with 1,900 vessels. Along the N. coast the scenery is very bare, but the S. abounds in delightful prospects."

"IBRICKANE, a barony in county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. Its length is 15 miles, and its greatest breadth 8. It is bounded by Corcomroe on the N., the Inchiquin Islands on the E., Moyarta on the S., and the ocean on the W. It has a bold imposing coast line indented by Doonbeg Bay; in the offing lie the islands of Mutton and Enniskerry. The surface is very boggy in the S., but rises to a considerable elevation at Mount Callan, on the N.E. border. This barony contains the parishes of Kilfarboy, Killard, and Kilmurray, part of Kilmacduane, the town of Miltown-Malbay, and the villages of Doonbeg, Kilmurray, and Mullagh."

"INCHIQUIN, a lough in county Clare, Ireland, near Corrofin."

"INCHIQUIN, a barony in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. Its boundaries are county Galway on the N., Bunratty on the E., Islands on the S., and Corcomroe on the W. It is over 12 miles in length, with a breadth of 10. In the vicinity of the river Fergus the surface is flat with a light soil. Large tracts of moorland occur in the W. Several lakes are within the limits, the principal of which are Tedano and Inchiquin. It contains the parishes of Dysert, Inagh, Kilkeedy, Killinaboy, Kilnamona, Rath, Ruan, and the town of Corrofin. This barony was granted in 1585 to Lord Inchiquin by Queen Elizabeth, previous to which time it had been called Tullagh O'Dea, and was the territory of the O'Briens."

"INISHCORKER, an islet in the estuary of the river Fergus, county Clare, Ireland."

"INISHLOE, an islet at the mouth of the river Fergus, county Clare, Ireland."

"INISHMACNAUGHTEN, an islet at the confluence of the rivers Fergus and Shannon, county Clare, Ireland."

"INISHMACOWNEY, an islet at the mouth of the river Fergus, county Clare, Ireland."

"INISTUBBRED, an islet in the county Clare, Ireland, at the mouth of the river Fergus."

"INNISCATTERY, (or Scathery), an island in the barony of Moyarta, county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It is situated in the embouchure of the Shannon, about 2 miles off the shore of the parish of Kilrush. Geographically it has little worthy of remark, but historically it is of much interest. It is said to have been the seat of a bishopric founded by St. Patrick. There are traces of seven structures, supposed to be the remnants of the eleven churches built by Senanus. But the most prominent object is a pillar-tower, one of the finest specimens of its kind known; it is 120 feet high, and was some years ago cleft by lightning. A holy well here was the annual resort of numerous pilgrims, and, indeed, the spot is regarded still with deep veneration among the superstitious, and numerous legends are rife in connection with this ancient- seat of religion. Formerly the island was the scene of many fierce contests with the Danes, and in some parts, where the sea has encroached upon the beach, a perfect stratum of human bones is visible. Moore selected this island as a subject for one of his poems.

"ISLANDS, a barony in county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. Its length is 11 miles, and its greatest breadth 8. It is bounded on the N. by Inchiquin, on the E. by Bunratty, on the S. by Clonderalaw, and on the W. by Moyarta and Ibrickane. Besides numerous islands in the estuary of the Fergus, this barony contains the parishes of Clare-Abbey, Clondegad, Drumcliff, Killone, and Kilmaly, with the towns of Ennis and Clare."

"KILCREDAUN, a coastguard station and fishing village in the barony of Moyarta, county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, 2 miles S. of Carrigaholt. It is situated on a small promontory at the mouth of the Shannon, to the W. of Carrigaholt Bay. A lighthouse was built here in 1834, and the light is visible at a distance of 16 miles."

"KILGORY, a lough in county Clare, Ireland, about 3 miles from O'Callaghan's Mills. On its banks is Kilgory House, late the seat of M. O'Connell."

"LOOP HEAD, a promontory on the E. side of the river Shannon, in county Clare, Ireland. It is marked by a lighthouse put up in 1802, which shows a fixed light 269 feet above the sea-level, and visible for 22 miles."

"LOUGHANILLOON, a small lake in county Clare, Ireland, 4 miles E. of Tulla."

"LOWER BUNRATTY BARONY, one of the 11 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, situated in the south-eastern part of the county, and bounded on the N. by the barony of Upper Bunratty, on the E. by the barony of Tullagh, on the S. by the river Shannon, and on the W. by the river Fergus and the barony of Islands. It contains the parishes of Bunratty, Clonloghan, Drumline, Feenagh, Kilconry, Kilfinaghta, Kilfintinan, Kilmaleery, Kilmurry, and Kilnasoolagh, with parts of those of Killeely, St. Muchin's, and St. Patrick's Tomfinlough. It extends over an area of about 69,000 acres.

"LOWER TULLA, a barony in county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It contains the parishes of Clonlea, Killaloe, Killokennedy, Killuran, Kilseily, Kiltenanlea, O'Briensbridge, and Ogonnelloe.

"MONMORE, a bog in the barony of Moyarta and Ibrickan, county Clare, Ireland."

"MOORE BAY, on the coast of Clare, Ireland, near Kilkea."

"MOYADDABEG, a bog in county Clare, Ireland, 2 miles N.E. of Kilrush."

"MOYARTA, a barony in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by the baronies of Ibrickan, Clonderalaw, and the mouth of the Shannon and the sea. Its area is 83,152 acres, and it contains the parishes of Kilballyowen, Kilfearagh, Kilrush, Moyarta, and part of Kilmacduane."

"O'GRADY, a small lough in the barony of Upper Tulla, county Clare, Ireland, 2 miles W. by. S. of Scariff."

"OUGARNEE, a stream of the county of Clare, Ireland, rises in Lough O'Grady, and joins the Shannon at Bunratty."

"OYNE, (or Inagh), a small river of the county of Clare, Ireland, rises under Slievecallan Mountain, and falls into Liscannor Bay, about 3 miles W. of Ennistimon.

"POOLDOODY, a fishing creek on the E. side of Ballyvaughan Bay, county Clare, Ireland."

"POOLNASHERRY BAY, a creek near the estuary of the river Shannon, county Clare, Ireland, 3 miles W. of Kilrush."

"QUERRIN, a cove or harbour at the mouth of the Shannon, county Clare, Ireland, 3 miles S.W. of Kilrush. It is sheltered by Querrin Point."

"ROSROE, a lough in the county of Clare, Ireland, near Newmarket. It extends in length about 2½ miles, with a breadth of 1 mile."

"SCATTERY ISLAND, (or Inniscattery), in county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, 2 miles S.W. of Kilrush. It lies in the mouth of the river Shannon, and is considered as part of the parish of St. Mary's, Limerick. A monastery and seven churches were founded by St. Senanus, who died in the middle of the 6th century. Remains of these monastic institutions are to be traced, with those of a round tower. The whole island is held in great veneration by the inhabitants of the vicinity, and pilgrimages were formerly made to the spot. On several occasions the Danes ravaged the island. Numerous ancient burial-grounds are found here.

"UPPER BUNRATTY BARONY, one of the 11 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, Situated in the middle of the county, and bounded on the N. by the county of Galway, on the E. by the barony of Tullagh, on the S. by the barony of Lower Bunratty, and on the W. by the barony of Inchiquin. It contains the parishes of Clooney-Doora, Inchicronan, Kilraghtis, Quin, and Templemaley, and has an area of about 63,800 acres.

"UPPER TULLA, a barony in county Clare, province of Munster, Ireland. It contains Scariff, the parishes of Feakle, Kilnoe, Moynoe, Tomgraney, and Tulla, and a portion of Inishcaltra.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018