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Shanballymore

SHANBALLYMORE “Since the Dawn of Time” Shanballymore – Sean Bhaile Mór ˜Big Old Town” The early village of Shanballymore was probably located along the low road to the south of Templeroan graveyard, towards the Awbeg River, in a townland...

Newtownshandrum

Newtownshandrum (Irish:  Baile Nua Sheandroma)  is a small village in  County Cork, Ireland  located 6.5 km west of Charleville on the R515 road. Historic maps from 1829-1841 and 1897-1913 identify the village as Newtown Four years after graduating from the...

Mainister

MONASTERANENAGH Founded by Turlough O’Brien, King of Limerick, between 1148 and 1151, the venerable ruins of Monasteranenagh, known locally as Mainistir (Abbey), present an imposing sight over the Maigue River, three kilometres east of Croom. This Cistercian...

Dromina

DROMINA “Village of Tradition” Dromina “Drom Aidhine” “The Fair Little Ridge” Dromina is in the parish of Shandrum which, in 1831, had a population of 4,627. In 1837, according to the topographer Samuel Lewis, the land was mostly in...

Donaghmore-Knockea

DONOUGHMORE a parish, in the county of the city of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 2 ½ miles (S. E.) from Limerick; containing 729 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Limerick to Bruff, and comprises 821 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe...