Labasheeda

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Labasheeda

Leaba Shíoda
Village
The old National School of Labasheeda
The old National School of Labasheeda
Labasheeda is located in Ireland
Labasheeda
Labasheeda
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°37′N 9°14′W / 52.62°N 9.24°W / 52.62; -9.24Coordinates: 52°37′N 9°14′W / 52.62°N 9.24°W / 52.62; -9.24
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Clare
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceR156531

Labasheeda (Irish: Leaba Shíoda) is a village in the parish of Kilmurry McMahon in County Clare, Ireland. The name Leaba Shíoda means 'Bed of Silk'. The village is set on a peninsula on the banks of the Shannon estuary.

Location[edit]

The village lies in an indentation of the Shannon Estuary.[1] It is in the civil parish of Killofin in the barony of Clonderalaw.[2] Killofin today is part of the Catholic parish of Kilmurry McMahon, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.[3] The church of St. Ciarán's is in Labasheeda.[4]

In 1841 there were 606 people in 108 houses.[1]

Sports[edit]

The local Gaelic Athletic Association team is called Shannon Gaels while the local athletics club is called St. Marys AC.

Notable people[edit]

  • Dan Furey - dance teacher and fiddler, namesake of the Dan Furey Weekend
  • Seamus Power - athlete. Namesake of the Seamus Power Fun Run
  • Daniel Gallery - alderman Montreal, Liberal MP and Whip Canada.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Labasheeda". Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  2. ^ "Killofin". Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  3. ^ "Kilmurry McMahon". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  4. ^ "Kilmurry McMahon Churches". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-04-02.