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Placename : Aglish

In Irish : An Eaglais     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

THE present Parish lies on the east bank of the Blackwater. Within this parish was the chief seat and stronghold (Dromana) of the Lord of the Decies. There was also a Friary of Franciscans, occupied by members of the brotherhood till quite recently and recognized as a transplantation of the Youghal Convent - the first Franciscan foundation made in Ireland. The Friars, expelled from Youghal, retired hither to await a lull in the penal storm and perhaps to enjoy such protection as the Lords of the Decies - Dromana FitzGeralds - could afford them. The ancient parish church ruin is of unusual interest and deserves preservation as a national monument.


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Parish Location Map:

Aglish, Ballingowan East, Ballingowan West, Ballycullane, Ballynacourty, Ballynaparka, Bleach, Coolahest, Curradarra, Curraheen, Dromana, Dromore, Glenassy or Cooneen, Graigue, Killatoor, Lackensillagh, Lisgriffin, Monagally East, Monagally West, Shanakill, Tinnascart, Villierstown,

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