Lissycasey

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Lissycasey
Lios Uí Chathasaigh
Village
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Lissycasey is located in Ireland
Lissycasey
Lissycasey
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°44′37″N 9°09′35″W / 52.743611°N 9.159722°W / 52.743611; -9.159722Coordinates: 52°44′37″N 9°09′35″W / 52.743611°N 9.159722°W / 52.743611; -9.159722
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Lissycasey (Irish: Lios Uí Chathasaigh, meaning "ringfort of the Caseys") is a village in County Clare, Ireland.[1] It forms one half of the parish of Clondegad-Kilchrist. The village straddles the N68 Ennis-Kilrush road for some 3.5 km. The area stretches east-west from Caherea to Crown and north-south from Frure North to Cloncolman. Lissycasey were Clare county champions in football in 2007 and won the Cusack Cup that year.[2]

The Roman Catholic parish of Ballynacally (Clondegad) encompasses Ballynacally, Lissycasey and Ballycorick, and is part of the Diocese of Killaloe[3]

Sword of O'Neill[edit]

In 1881, foreign publications reported that two men digging a drain near Lissycasey discovered an iron clasped chest laying on which was a large sword engraved with the name O'Neill. The men assumed it to be a coffin and reported the discovery to the police. The box was opened by the police and found it was full of gold coins of an ancient date.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Honours". Lissycasey GAA Club. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ballynacally (Clondegad)". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  4. ^ Donahoe's Magazine (Volume 6 ed.). Boston: T.B. Noonan & Company. 1882. p. 152. 
  5. ^ "A Chest of Gold" (Third Edition). New York Evening Telegram. 14 May 1881. 
  6. ^ "Page 3, Column 2". The Centaur, London. 21 May 1881.