Kilcorney, County Clare
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It is located in the Barony of Burren, 7 miles (11 km) north of Corofin. The parish is 3.5 by 1.75 miles (5.63 by 2.82 km) and covers 3,352 acres (1,357 ha). The land is typical of the broken, rocky and hilly country of the Burren. In 1841 the population was 330 in 50 houses. In 1845 there were Catholic chapels are in Kilhenny and Oughtmanna, each with a hedge school.
Kilcorney is dedicated to Saint Coirné. There are no records of his life.
The parish contains caves, a cromlech, and the ruins of an old castle. There is a cave in the Kilcorney townland (Cave of the Wild Horses) that is the subject of several legends. One is that an enchanted horse came from this cave and propagated its breed throughout the country.
The old church of Kilcorney was extremely dilapidated in 1897. Nearby there was the site of an older church dedicated to him some way from the present ruin. To the west of the old church there are the ruins of an ancient ecclesiastical building dedicated to Saint Colman Bairé, presumably the same as Saint Colman Mac Duach. The holy well of Tobar-na-naingeal is near the church. Tobar Colman Bairé is in Glensleade. Another is Tobar Ingean Baoth.
There are various ruined stone or earth forts. These include Carher-na-mweela in the townland of Poulgorm, Caher-an-ard-dorais, Glensleade, Lisnanroum, Liscolmanbara, Lissaniska in Eanty beg south and Lissananima in Eanty beg north. The castle of Glensleade belonged to a member of the O’Loghlen family in 1580. It has now been levelled to the ground.
Townlands are Ballymihil, Baur North, Baur South, Caherconnell, Eantybeg North, Eantybeg South, Eantymore, Faherlaghroe, Glensleade, Kilcorney, Kilcorney Glebe, Lisnanroum, Magheraweeleen, Poulanine, Poulbaun, Poulgorm, Poulnabrone and Poulnaskagh.
Poulnabrone dolmen, a Neolithic portal tomb about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Caherconnell ringfort.
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- "Map of Kilcorney Parish showing Townlands". Clare County Library. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- "Kilcorney, or Kilcornane". Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-10.