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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

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

"CLANWILLIAM, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by the Shannon on the N., by Owneybeg on the E., by Small County and Limerick on the S. and W. It is 11 miles long by 7 broad, and consists of 55,892 acres of picturesque country, containing the parishes of Ballybrood, Clonkeen, Carrigparson, Cahernarry, Caherelly, Caherconlish, Caheravally, Dromkeen, Donaghmore, Derrygalvin, Inch St. Lawrence, Kilmurry, Killeenagarriff, Ludden, Rochestown, Rathjordan, Stradbally, and parts of Aglishcormick, Abington, Fedamore, Groan, St. John's, St. Lawrence, St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, and the villages and towns of Cahirconlish, Ballineety, Montpelier, and Castle-Connell."

"COALHILL, a point at the embouchure of the rivers White and Shannon, in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland."

"COONAGH, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded on the W. by the baronies of Clanwilliam and Owneybeg; on all the remaining sides it is surrounded by the county of Tipperary. It contains the parishes of Castletown, Ballynaclough, Tuoghcluggin, Oola, and parts of Doon, Agliahcormick, Kilteely, Green, and Templebredon. It is 10 miles in length by 8 wide, and covers an extent of 36,324 acres. Continuations of the Beeper mountains lie in the northern part of the barony."

"COSHLEA, (or Costlea), a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. The baronies of Coshma and Small County bound it on the N. and W., the county of Tipperary on the E., and that of Cork on the S. Its length is 16 miles, and its greatest breadth is over 9 miles, and it has an area of 95,232 acres. It contains the parishes of Ardpatrick, Ballingaddy, Ballylanders, Ballingarry, Ballyscaddan, Darragh, Emly-Grennan, Knocklong, Particles, Galbally, Kilfinnane, Kilbeheny, Kilflyn, parts of Athneasy, Effin Kilbreedymajor, Kilquane, and the villages of Kilfinnane, Ballylanders, and Ballyorgan. The surface is very mountainous, having the Slievereagh mountains in the interior, and part of the Galtees in the S.E. Near the former rise the rivers Maigue, Funcheon, and Aharlow, which fall severally into the Shannon, the Blackwater, and the Suir.

"COSHMA, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded by Pubblebrien on the N., by Small County and Coshlea on the E., by the county of Cork on the S., and by Connello and Kenry on the W. It is 14 miles in length, its greatest breadth is 7 miles, and it has an area of 49,053 acres. It contains the parishes of Athlacca, Anhid, Bruff, Dysert, Dromin, Kilbreedy-minor, Tankardstown, parts of Adare, Bruree, Croom, Drehidtarsna, Effin, Hackmys, Killonaghan, Killeenoghty, Monasteranenagh, Tullabracky, Uregare, and the towns and villages of Adare, Bruff, and Croom. The limits of this barony were considerably extended by Act 6 and 7 of William IV."

"DEEL, (or Askeaton), a river in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It rises in the county of Cork, among the Orrery and Kilmore mountains, and has a northward course of 23 miles to the Shannon. Numerous small streams contribute their waters to this river, which is navigable up to Askeaton. Its mouth is dangerous from shoals.

"FEALE, a river in the counties of Limerick and Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It has its source among the heights, near the junction of the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Kerry, and flows 12 miles between Cork and Limerick; it then takes a westerly course of 20 miles, passing Listowel, and after receiving the Galy and Brick, alters its name to the Cashen, and empties itself into the Shannon. Salmon resort to this stream."

"FUNCHEON, a rivulet rising in three headstreams on the boundaries of the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary, Ireland. The waters unite near Mitchellstown, and after a course of about 27 miles join the Blackwater 2½ miles below Fermoy. The stream is frequented by salmon and trout."

"GLENBROHANE, (or Glenbrigane), a village in the parish of Ballingarry, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is situated to the N.E. of Slievereagh Mountain, and on the road from Kilmallock to Galbally.

"GLENQUIN, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded on the W. by county Kerry, on the E. by Upper Connello, on the N. by Shanid, and on the S. by county Cork., It contains the parishes of Abbeyfeale, Clonelty, Grange, Killagholehaney, Killeedy, Mahoonagh, and Monogay, with parts of Ardagh and Newcastle, comprising about 96,405 acres. The majority of the inhabitants are employed in agriculture."

"GOLDEN-VALE, a fertile district in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford, Ireland, consisting principally of the valley of the river Suir. The soil of the vale is chiefly a rich loam, resting on a subsoil of lime."

"GUR, a lough in county Limerick, Ireland. It is situated a short distance to the N.E. of Bruff, and measures 5 miles in circumference. On Knockaden Island in this lough is the ancient castle of the Desmonds; also extensive Druidical remains. In the adjoining bog have been found bones of a gigantic species of moose deer."

"KENRY, a barony in the county Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. Its boundaries are the Shannon on the N., the river Maig on the E., Lower Connello on the S., and Deel on the W. It is 7 miles long, and its greatest breadth is over 6 miles. The surface is generally flat, excepting in the S. The barony contains the, parishes of Ardcanny, Chapel-Russell, Iveruss, and Kildimo, with part of the parish of Adare."

"KILMALLOCK, a barony or liberty in county Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is co-extensive with the parish, which see."

"KILTEERY, a harbour in the barony of Shanid, county Limerick, Ireland. It is situated in the Shannon."

"KNOCKADUN, an islet in Lough Gur, county Limerick, Ireland. It contains ruins of an old castle of the Desmonds."

"LABACH, a feeder of the river Mague, in county Limerick, Ireland. It rises in the barony of Coshlea."

"LOWER CONNELLO, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded by the mouth of the Shannon on the N. by the baronies of Kenry and Coshma on the E., by the barony of Upper Connello on the S., and by Shanid on the W. It contains the parishes of Cappagh, Askeaton, Clonshire, Clonagh, Doondonnell, Croagh, Lismakeery, Kilscannell, Rathkeale, Morgans, and Tomdeely; with parts of Nantinan and Kilbradran. Its area is about 50,600 acres, much of which is bog. The limits of the barony underwent some alterations in 1835. It was formerly part of the ancient Hy-Figinte.

"MAGUS, (or Maig), a river of county Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It rises in two head streams, one in the barony of Upper Connello, the other in the barony of Coshlea, which become united near Bruree, and, flowing past Ballynaught, Croom, and Adare, it falls into the river Shannon, 3 miles to the E. of Pallas Kenry. It is 28 miles long, and its principal tributaries are the Looba, Morning Star, and Comogue. The river is navigable as far as Adare.

"MITCHELSTOWN CAVES, a series of stalactite caves, extending between the counties Cork and Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland, 6 miles E.N.E. of Mitchelstown. They occur near the Galtee and Knockmealdown mountains, on the Cahir road. The most notable objects are the Drum, Pyramid, Garret Cave, and Kingston Gallery."

"MORNING STAR, a river of county Limerick, Ireland. It rises in the Galtee mountains, near Ballylanders, and joins the river Mague, near Bruree."

"OWENBEG, a streams which rises in the Clanruddery mountains, county Kerry, Ireland, and joins the river Feale at Wellesley Bridge, in county Limerick. the other stream rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."

"OWENBEG, two streams of this name in ; one rises in the Clanruddery mountains, county Kerry, Ireland, and joins the river Feale at Wellesley Bridge, in county Limerick; the other stream rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."

"OWNEYBEG, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by county Tipperary, and by the baronies of Clanwilliam and Coonagh. It contains the parish of Tuogh, and parts of Abington and Doon, comprising 27,211 acres."

"POBBLEBRIEN, a barony in the county of Limerick. See Pubblebrien."

"PUBBLEBRIEN, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Leinster, Ireland. Its boundaries are the Shannon, city of Limerick, and the baronies of Clanwilliam, small county Coshma, Upper and Lower Connello, and Kerry. It contains the parishes of Crecora, Kilkeedy, Knocknagaul, Mungret, and parts of those of Ballycahane, Croom, Killeely, Killeenoughty, Killonaghan, Kilpeacon, Monasteranenagh, St. Michael's, St. Munchin's, and Nicholas."

"SEEFIN, a mountain of the county of Limerick, Ireland, near Kilmallock. It attains an elevation of 1,736 feet above sea-level."

"SHANID, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It contains the pars, of Dunmoylan, Kilcolman, Kilfergus, Kilmoylan, Loghill, Rathronan, Robertstown, Shanagolden, and parts of Ardagh, Kilbradan, Nantenan, and Newcastle, with the town of Glin."

"THE GALTEES, a mountain range of the counties Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It commences near Cahir in the Suir valley, and taking a S.S.W. direction, extends 20 miles, terminating at Mount Seefin, near Charleville. The Slievenamuck hills and the Golden Vale are on the N. of the chain, the Knockmeledon mountains and Clogheen are on the S., and the beautiful glen of Aherlow lies in the midst. Many of the peaks attain an altitude of 1,000 feet; the highest is Galteemore, 3,008 feet, which has a cromlech on its summit, and a lake on its side said to be unfathomable. The Galtees abound in every variety of charming scenery.

"UPPER CONNELLO, a barony in the county of Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded by the barony of Lower Connello on the N., by the same barony and Coshma on the E., by Cork on the S., and by Glenquin on the W. It contains the parishes of Cloncagh, Ballingarry, Colmanswell, Cloncrew, Kilfinny, Dromcolliher, Kilmeedy, and a part of Bruree, Adore, Groom, Corcomohide, Kilbolane, and Drehidtarsna. Its area is about 61,257 acres. Like Connello Lower, the limits of this barony underwent some alteration in 1835. It was formerly part of the old Hy-Conall-gaura.

 

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