Feenagh (Clare)

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Welcome to Irealnd Reaching Out Parish of Feenagh County Clare.

Census

The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

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Feenagh and its History

The Irish name of the Parish is Fiodhnach, pronounced Feenagh, and meaning Woody Place.


The Parish of Feenagh situtated in the Barony of Bunratty Lower in the south-eastern part of the County Clare, is bounded on the north by Kilmurry, on the south by Kilfintan, on the east by Kilfeenaghta and Kilfintanan and on the west by Bunratty, Dromline and Toomfinlough Parishes.

The Holy Well which is situated in the Townland of Rathmore about a mile from the Church at Feenagh is dedicated to St. Mochuille of Tulla.

The cemetery at Feenagh is well maintained. There are fine examples of stone-cutting to be found in this cemetery some with ornate decoration and lettering. Most of the stones were of local limestone and date from 1717.

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