Synonyms for cloonkeen or Related words with cloonkeen
Examples of "cloonkeen"
The animal is sculptured on many old (c.1375–1650) tombstones of the O'Kelly family in the Abbey of Kilconnell (founded c. 1353 by King William Buidhe Ó Cellaigh), and in the old church of
Two lios (ringforts) are located in the eastern part of the village, the largest being 330 links in diameter. According to the OSI maps, a number of forts are arranged in a straight line from eastern Lissavruggy to Blainaloosh. These forts are bounded by the townlands of Cappough, Buggauns, Saint Brandans, Blainaloosh, Ballynacor French, and
Kerrill is portrayed as having a rivalry with St Connell, whose eccleastical territory bounded Kerrill's. One outcome was a mutual cursing, in which Connell said "May there be blood shed on every fair day in Kilconnell" to which Connell replied "May there be a funeral every Monday in
." To this day no funerals are held in Cloonkeenkerrill on Monday.
Legends told about Kerrill include his fight with an "Oll-phéist" ("terrible serpent") which was devastating the area about
. According to Joseph Mannion the story ""is an echo of the enormous struggle which took place between Christianity and Paganism and the defeat of the "Oll-phéist" by St. Kerrill symbolises his success as a Christian missionary in the area. The 'monster' in question, in all probability, refers to some pagan deity that was worshipped at this place in pre-Christian times ... Many similar stories are told ... at different locations throughout the country."""
The site of the old church is almost in the centre of the pre-Norman Ballybetagh, old town land of Boyounagh. In the 16th/17th century inquisitions it was returned to grand juries as "Ye Fower quarters" of Boyounagh belonging to the Protestant Archbishop of Tuam. The old church of Boyounagh was sited in and surrounded by church lands. In modern times these four quarters consist of eight ordnance survey town lands including
, Meelick, Boyounagh Beg, alias Cunningham village, Boyounagh More alias Middletown and Cashel. In the latter days of landlordism it was called the Boyounagh Estate
Lord Fitzgerald was leaseholder of Boyounagh Estate until his death in 1843. Then Martin McDonnell bought it on 20 June 1859 for £5,850. The Boyounagh estate consisted of
, Meelick, Cashel, Middletown and Gorthaganny. The area of these town lands was 3,914 acres. Martin McDonnell was a merchant from Dunmore. It was said he was a fortunate man to own all of 12,000 acres, collecting all his rent. Tradition has it that he was a good landlord. He died in 1912. His tomb was built in the highest spot so that it could be seen from his house in Dunmore.
Theodore Stuart "John" Verschoyle was born on 1 November 1921. As he was born at a period when Ireland was still under British rule, he technically would have been a Freeman of the City of Dublin, through descent, had this continued to be the case when he was 18. He died on 25 July 2007 at Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. His life partner Kathleen was born on 16 February 1922, the daughter of a farmer, at
, County Mayo, Ireland, and died on 20 May 2002. Theodore had the following issue:
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