All Lewis entries for Kilconly



Kilconly

More information on Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Accompanying Lewis map for Kerry

KILCONLY

KILCONLY, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 10? miles (W. by S.) from Tarbert, on the southern shore of the estuary or mouth of the Shannon ; containing 1660 inhabitants. Near the shore are the ruins of the ancient castles of Beale and Lick, the former of which (designated "Beaulieu" in the Pacata Hibernia) was once a residence of the Earls of Kerry. In 1600 its fortifications were demolished by Patrick, the then earl : in the same year, however, the brave Maurice Stack, one of Queen Elizabeth's officers in the desultory war then carried on, was invited here by the earl's lady and treacherously murdered by her attendants. A dangerous bar, or quicksand, extends about a mile north from Beale Point, and nearly opposite Carrigaholt bay. The


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