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Placename : Monksland

In Irish : Fearann na Manach     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

This was a dependency of the Cistercian Abbey of Inislaunaght (“De Surio�), near Clonmel, to which a grant of some lands in the parish was made by the local Powers. It is probable that an early Irish church preceded the Cistercian establishment. At any rate the more ancient name is lost - though the present name (Fearann na Manach - “Farm of the Monks�), with an antiquity of seven hundred years behind it, has little reason to complain of modernity. The parish is of small extent, though interesting on the grounds of its extensive copper mines and works.


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Parish Location Map:

Ballynagigla, Ballynasissala, Ballyristeen, Ballyvadden, Carrickaready, Kilduane,

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