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Antiquarian Handbook SeriesNo. VII.

The Council wishnothold

it

to be distinctly understood that they dofor

themselves responsible

the

statements and

opinions contained in the Papers read at the Meetings of theSociety and here printed, except so far as the General Eules of

the Society extend.

THE ANTIQUITIESOF

LIMERICK AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOODBYT.J.

WESTROPP,^^

President

;

R. A. S.

MACALISTER

AND G.

U MACNAMARA

DUBLIN HODGES, FIGGIS AND104

CO.,

LIMITED

GRAFTON STREET1916[all rights reserved]

L7Wf

INTRODUCTIONThis

Handbook was

originally publis^hed for the use of theits

mem-

bers of the Society on their visit to Limerick and

neighbourhood,

June 26th

to 30th, 1916.

The successthatthis

of previous of

volumes has led the Council

to believelikeits

account

a

most

interesting

district

will,

predecessors, be acceptableantiquities of Ireland.'

to*^o timers.* interested in''

the history and

*

** ...

The Handbooks already issuedI.

are:^

Dunsany, Tarn and Glendalough

(1895).

II.

The Western Islands

of Ireland,

Northern Portion (1895).

IV. The Western Islands of Scotland (1899).

IV. The Western Islands of Scotland (1899).

V. The Antiquities of Northern Clare (1900). VI. The Northern, Western, and Southern Islands (1905).

ILLUSTRATIONS*

Lent by the Boyal Irish Academy.

t Lent

by the Ncrtb Munster Archsaological Society.

^ ^

Plate.

PAGESiege of Limerick,1

690 (after Story)

.

Frontispiece{T. J. Westropp)1

Limerick* St

Thomond

Bridge, Castle and Cathedral

Mary's Cathedral and{circa 1619)

Map

of Co. Limerick

3

^ Stucco WorkLimerick

S. Crawford){circa 1590),

........from Hardiman

Chapel Ceiling, Bunratty, Co. Clare

{Henry6

Map

Limerick

{circa 1610),

from Speed

.....

ISo. 57, Trinity College,

Dublin

911

* Limerick Churches,* Limerick Castles,

from old Sketches (1580-1680)

13

from old Sketches (1580-1680)

Limerick Cathedral

Plan

......Monument..

151619

Limerick Cathedral, Bultingfort and Galwey

Limerick Cathedral|

Carved " Miserere " Seats

23 2729

St Flannan's and St Molua's Oratories {H. S. Crawford) St Flannan's Cathedral, East {T. J. Westropp) Killaloe St Flannan's Cathedral, South-east {T. Killaloe St Flannan's Cathedral Romanesque Door P.Killaloe KillaloeCrosfjiivait)

29S.

Killaloe

St Flannan's Cathedral Romanesque Door (Detail of Ornament) PlanDe

........Oratory{H. S. Crawford)

31

Killaloe St Flaman's CathedralKillaloe**

St Flannan's

....

33 3437

Map

of Central Co. Clare

(and Thomas

Clara's Lands, 1287){T. J. Westropp)

3941

Creevagh Cathair and Cahercalla Triple Fort

* Plans of *

Magh Adhair Mounds of Inauguration and Pillar Stone Magh Adhair Mound and of Cahercalla Fort Plan of Moghane Fort or Hill town..

42

444551

* Carrigogunnell Castle

.

Askeaton, 1599

{Pacata Hibernia)

52

Askeaton

{View by Sandhy)(

5557

Askeaton Castle

View by G. Holmes){T. J.

Askeaton Castle from the FriaryAskeaton Friary

WeMropp)

57 5961

Askeaton Castle from the North and from the West

the Cloister {George J. Fogerty) Askeaton Friary the Cloister (T. J. Westropp) Askeaton Iriary Stephenson Tomb and Sedilia {T.

62J.

Westropp)

62

VI

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSPAOE

Askeaton FriaryAskeaton

Nave,

^\est end

(T. J. Westropp)

.

*

* *

St Mary's Church Belfry {T. J. Wesfropp) St Mary's Church Plan Askeaton Plan of Desmond's Hall Askeaton Franciscan Friary Plan Adare The Castle, Keep, Drawbridge and Inner Ward {T. J. Westropp) Adare Trinitarian Priory from East (T. J. Westropp) Askeaton Plan of Desmond's Castle Adare Augustinian Priory from South-east, and Cloister (T. J. Wesfropp) Adare Franciscan Friary from South-east and from South Augustinian Priory Plan and details Adare Franciscan Friary Plan Monasteries in Co. Limerick 1-4, Monasteranenagh KilmallockAskeaton

..... ..... ..... .....;'

6667

67

707171

72

73

757778

......5,

Details at Adare9,

;

6,

Old Abbey

;

7

and 8 Augustinian Priory Adare79

Fireplace in Dominican Priory, Kilmallock

Chalices of Kilmallock^i

and Adare

......J. Westropp)

80

Askeaton Castle and Cloister

of Iranciscan Friary

8083

AdareQuin

Augustinian Priory from South-west [T. Franciscan Fripry from South-west {T.J.(//.

Westropp)

858787

Quin

Franciscan Friary from West {T. J. Westropp) Quin Franciscan Friary fr^m S.mth-east S. Crawford) Quin I ranciscan Friary Thomas Dineley's 680 Quin Franciscan Friary Cloister (H. S. Crawford) Quin Franciscan Friary Dormitory (H. S. Crawford)^'^iew,1.

9093

^ Bunratty Cistle Paved Hall

{H. S, Crawford)

^ QuinQuin

^i

Franciscan Friary Cloister Walk (H. S. Cravford) Franciscan riary Oid " and " Coulina ") MacNamara Tomb Quin Franciscan Friary East Upper Room North Window Quin Franciscan I'riary Plan Quin Norman Castle and Friary from the Belfry {T. J. Westropp).

....

959797

I^

("

......;

99

100

\m103

Quin Friary* *

Plans(T. J. Westropp).

Quin

St Finghin's Church from North-west

104107

Bunratty Castle and Bridge from South

(T. J. Westropp)(//.9.

Bunratty Castle and Bridge from South-eastt Bunratty Castle

Crawford)

107

109-111 Stucco Work (Various) (George J. Fogerty) 113 + Bunratty Castle Plans 114 Dromoland Portrait of Donat Earl oi Thomond {G. U. MacNamara) 116 V. MacNamara) Dromoland Portrait of Barnaby Earl of Thomond 110 120 Dromoland Table from Spanish Armada (Count L, Salazar) ^ Kilmallock Church of SS Peter and Paul and Tomb in Dominicani(t..

...............{T. J. Westropp)

Priory

{R. A. 8. Macalister)

121

Loch Gur Loch Gur\

Double Circle at Knockroe {B. A. 8. Macalister) Monolith Great Circle (R. A. 8. MacoUster) Loch Gur Great Circle and Leaba Dhiarmaaa {R. A, 8. Macalister)in

122 123

124126

Loch Gur Castle

(so called Bourchier's Castle)

LIST OF ILLUSTKATIONSLoch Gur Castle (so called Bourchier's Castle) {G. Kilmallock Dominican Priory from South-eastJ. Fogerty)

vuPAGE127

Kilmallock Dominican PrioryKilmallock

Chancel

Dominican Priory from South Kilmallock Blossoms Gate, Outer Facealister)

.....

129

130131131

{R. A. 8. Macalister)

(i?.

A. S. Macalister)of

Kilmallock SS Peter and Paul South Porch

.........Nave

(R. A. S.

Mac132

Kilmallock The Burgate Tablet, 1642Kilmallock George Verdon's Tomb, 1632Kilmallock

Tomb of John Verdon and Alson Haly, 1614 Kilmallock Dominican Priory Elevations and Plan {H. G. Leask) ^ Roscrea Round Tower and St Croran's Church, West Front {H.Crawford)

....(H./SL

133

134137

139-143S.

Monasteranenagh AbbeyDisert Oengusa,

.......... ....... Plan

138141

Croom

Round Tower from East

Crawford)

144

ERRATA.Introduction, for "

IV

" read " III,

The Western Islands

of

Ireland, Southern

Portion (1897)."

Page

7.

Another derivation of the name Limerick

is

from " Liacessa Lomanaig,

the flagstone of Lomanach's waterfall "p. 268).

(Irische Texte, ed. Stokes

and Windisch

Page Page Page Page Page

25, for " Quuilinan " read'' 90, line 24, for "94, line 44, for "

Hyfferuan of Quinlinlion." Quin " read " Quins."Donall " read " Dovaty

99, last lines, read''

who

[both] caused me."

100, lire 5, read " Thoirdhealbhaigh."("

Page 120

Mote "

Section), for "

West " read

" North-west," for

bane

'

read " bank."

VUI

Limerick

SECTIONSIntroduction Limerick City III. KiLLALOE AND Castleconnell IV. Magh Adhair, Moghane, and Cahercalla V. Carrigogunnell, Askeaton, and AdareI.

T.J. Wesiropp T.J. WestroppT. J. Westvopp T. J. WestroppT. J. Westropp R. A. S. Macalister

II.