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    DEFINITIONS
    Clare. On the northeast margin are Turkenagh and Cappaghabaun (1,126), which may be regarded as offshoots of the Slieve Aughty range, on the Galway side of the boundary. The River Graney issues from Lough Graney in the barony of Tulla, and passing through Lough O'Grady, falls into Lough Derg at Scariff bay; its headwaters are two streams that fall into Lough Graney, viz., the Bleach River, which comes from the east, rising in Lough Atorick, on the boundary between Clare and Galway, and the Drumandoora coming from the west. Lough Graney, in the east, 2½ miles long by mile broad, lies in the midst of hills; south of which is the smaller Lough O'Grady; and 6 miles northeast of Lough Graney is Lough Atorick, on the boundary with Galway. Hy Caisin, the territory of the Macnamaras, lay in the baronies of Upper Bunratty and Upper Tulla.
    PW Joyce, 1905
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    Williamstown Lesser Known Famine Conference, 27th September (pdf)
    "Bettystown Strand" (detail), from "The History of Drogheda [microform]: with its environs, and an introductory memoir of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway" (1844) by John Dalton.
    Above: "Bettystown Strand" (detail), from "The History of Drogheda [microform]: with its environs,
    and an introductory memoir of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway" (1844) by John Dalton. Click on the
    image to read an extract from the book (pdf). Image source: Internet Archive.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©