Moyasta

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Moyasta
Maigh Sheasta
Hamlet
Moyasta Junction - geograph.org.uk - 36043.jpg
Moyasta is located in Ireland
Moyasta
Moyasta
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°40′02″N 9°32′15″W / 52.667206°N 9.537467°W / 52.667206; -9.537467Coordinates: 52°40′02″N 9°32′15″W / 52.667206°N 9.537467°W / 52.667206; -9.537467
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Moyasta (Irish: Maigh Sheasta, meaning "plain of Asta"[1]) is a hamlet in County Clare, Ireland, situated between Kilkee and Kilrush on the N67. The hamlet is bordered by the Moyasta River, flowing from the bogs to Poulnasherry Bay.

Michael Connell, Moyasta, Co. Clare after eviction

Moyasta was part of the Vandeleur Estate. In the post-famine era, the name Vandeleur became synonymous with the worst of landlord evictions, with over 20,000 evicted from the part of their estate in the Kilrush Union.[2]

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A famous landmark is Moyasta Junction, the triangular train station where the line of West Clare Railway coming from Ennis and Milltown Malbay splits with separate lines to Kilkee and Kilrush.

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