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OUGHTMAMA

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

"OUGHTMAMA, a parish in the barony of Burren, county Clare, Ireland, 3 miles S. of Burren, and 14 N. of Curofin. It is situated on the Clare side of Galway Bay, in Ballyvaghan Bay, which has an anchorage in 2½ fathoms water inside the Lobster rock. The surface is mountainous and rocky, but in parts fertile. The parish includes the bathing place of Aughinish and the small port of Finavarra, with the ruins of Turlough Castle. On the coast are Aughinish Point and Finavarra Head, commanding a sea view. The principal seats are Mount Vernon and Finavarra House. The living is a rectory united with Kilcornane.

There are three Roman Catholic chapels and several schools.

"AGHINISH, a village in the parish of Oughtmama, barony of Burren, in the county of Clare, province of Munster, Ireland, 14 miles to the N. of Curofin. It is situated in the northern extremity of the county, on the shore of a small bay bearing the same name, and is frequented as a bathing-place."

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