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    DEFINITIONS
    The Slieve Barnagh-Mountains, or south-eastern mountains of Clare, are wholly interior congaries, at the distance of from 30 to 40 miles from the sea.  The Slieve-Baughta Mountains are separated from the proceeding congaries only by the valley of Scarriff; they extend about 17 miles north-north-eastward, so as to form a screen to the greater part of Lough Derg; they are situated at the distance of from 12 to 24½ miles from the head of Galway bay; and their principal summits are two heights of 829 and 990 in the parish of Inchicronan, four heights of 1,064, 533, 755, and 308 in Tullagh, five heights of 1,312, 448, 589, 724, and 992 in Feakle, three heights of 765, 1,126, and 1,028 in Moynoe, a height of 944 in Tomgraney, a height of 977 in Kilthomas, three heights of 1,060, 1,207, and 799 in Killeenadeema, the Scalp 1,074, three heights of 692, 602, and 562 in Ballinakill, a height of 655 in Inniscalthra, and a height of 407 in Kilbeaconty.
    Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1844-45
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    "The Major's Daughter" (detail) by J McNeill Whistler, from "English Illustration: the Sixties, 1855-70" (1906) by Gleeson White.
    Above: "The Major's Daughter" (detail) by J McNeill Whistler, from "English Illustration: the Sixties,
    1855-70" (1906) by Gleeson White. Click on the image to read "In The Emerald Isle" (pdf).
    Image source: Internet Archive.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©