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A look at Adare in the 1840s

ADARE, a post-town and parish, in the union of Rathkeale, partly in the barony of Kenry, and partly inthe Eastern Division of that of Upper Connello, but chiefly in the barony of Coshma, county of Limerick,and province of Munster, 8 miles (S. W.) from Limerick, and 102 miles (S. W. by W.) from Dublin; containing 4902 inhabitants, of whom 1095 are in the town. The...

A look at Abbeyfeale in the 1840s

ABBEYFEALE, a parish, in the union of Newcastle, barony of Glenquin, county of Limerick, and province of Munster, 10 miles (W. by S.) from Newcastle, on the mail-coach road from Limerick to Tralee, containing 5492 inhabitants, of whom 699 are in the village. This place obviously derives its name from a Cistercian abbey founded here, in 1188, by Brien O’Brien...