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Bradshaw’s Guide


A little to the north of this, on the other side Lough Derg, is Killaloe, with its cathedral and old churches, and one mile further north, on the margin of the lake, is Kincora, the ancient seat of Brian Boru, and the slate quarries in the Adra Hills; the Keeper and Doon Mountains, 2,265 feet high in one part; Lough Garnear Bruff, surrounded by a remarkable quantity of Druid stones and a castle of the Desmonds, the last of whom is said to be buried under the lake.

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Places nearby

  • County Limerick : Limerick

    This old seat of the O’Briens, now the capital of Limerick county, a parliamentary borough and a thriving port, has a population of about 67,000, lies in a flat part of Munster 50 miles from the mouth of the Shannon.