Rathborney

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Rathborney
Ráth Boirne
Civil parish
Gregan's Castle Hotel (mid-foreground) and the valley to Ballyvaghan from Corkscrew Hill, The Burren. The hill of the left(west) is Cappanawalla.
Gregan's Castle Hotel (mid-foreground) and the valley to Ballyvaghan from Corkscrew Hill, The Burren. The hill of the left(west) is Cappanawalla.
Rathborney is located in Ireland
Rathborney
Rathborney
Coordinates: 53°05′03″N 9°10′46″W / 53.084127°N 9.179427°W / 53.084127; -9.179427Coordinates: 53°05′03″N 9°10′46″W / 53.084127°N 9.179427°W / 53.084127; -9.179427
Country Ireland
County Clare

Rathborney (Irish: Ráth Boirne[1]) is a civil parish in the barony of Burren in County Clare, Ireland.

Location[edit]

Rathborney parish is in the barony of Burren, 8.5 miles (13.7 km) from Burren on the road to Ennistymon.[2] It is 2.25 miles (3.62 km) SSW of Ballyvaughan. The parish is 5 by 4 miles (8.0 by 6.4 km), and covers 9,633 acres (3,898 ha). In 1841 it had a population of 1,000 in 177 houses. The highest point is Cappanavulla mountain, on the northern boundary, at 1,023 feet (312 m) above sea level.[3] Much of the parish is rocky mountain pasture, and there is some bog. The ruins of Gregans Castle lie on the border of the parish.[2]

Townlands and hamlets[edit]

The parish contains the townlands of Ballyallaban, Berneens, Burrenwee, Cahermacnaghten, Cahermacun, Cloonmartin, Cullaun, Cregavockoge, Croagh North, Croagh South, Donnyvardan, Drumbrickaun, Faunarooska, Feenagh, Garracloon, Gleninsheen, Gragan East, Gragan West, Lisgoogan, Lislarheenmore, Lismacsheedy, Lismacteige, Lissylisheen, Poulacapple and Poulnabrucky.[4] The hamlets in 1845 were Knockatun, Lissaroo, Cahirmacun and Croagh.[3]

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