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Miscellaneous

In 1868, the parish of Miscellaneous contained the following places:

"CLANMAURICE, a barony in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. The county of Limerick describes its eastern boundary, the Atlantic its western, the barony of Trughenackmy is on the S., and Iraghticonnor on the N. It is 17 miles long by 12 broad, and covers a superficial extent of 120,756 acres, comprising the parishes of Kiltomey, O'Dorney, Killury, Kilshenane, Kilmoyly, Kilflyn, Killahan, Kilcaragh, Kilfeighny, Ballyheigue, and Finuge, and parts of Ardfert, Rattoo, Duagh, and Dysert, or Desert. The interior is mountainous and boggy. This barony is believed to have been an ancient Spanish colony of the Luceni, and was called Lixnaw, which name can still be traced in many local names. Its present name is derived from Maurice, eldest son of Raymond le Gros, from whom are descended the FitzMaurices and Kerrys."

"CLOONLOUGH, a small lake in the southern part of the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is 12 miles to the N.W. of Kenmare,"

"COLEMAN'S LEAP, a ravine near the upper lake of Killarney, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland; so called from the tradition that a man named Coleman leaped the chasm, and there;ire marks pointed out in the solid stone which bear sonic resemblance to the impressions of human feet."

"CORKAGUINY, a barony in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. The Atlantic and Tralee Bay form the northern boundary, the barony of Trughanacmy the eastern, with Dingle Bay on the S., and the ocean on: the W. It is 24 miles in length, and its greatest breadth is over 9 miles. It contains the parishes of Ballinvoher, Ballynacourty, Ballyduff, Cloghane, Dunquin, Dingle, Dunurlin, Garfinny, Kilgobban, Kildrum, Killiney, Kilquane, Kilmalkedar, Kinard, Minard, Marhin, Stradbally, and Ventry, and part of Annagh; also the towns and villages of Dingle, Annascallo, Castlegregory, Stradbally, Ballyduff Ballinclare, Milltown, Cappaclough, Cloghane, and Killiney. The surface of the barony is mountainous, and stretches as a narrow neck into the sea, comprising an area of about 139,000 acres."

"CURRANE, a lough on the boundary line between the baronies of Iveragh and Dunkerrin, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, near Ballinskellig's Bay. Its circumference is about 8 miles. In it are several islands, upon one of which are the ruins of a church. The Finglasha falls into this lough, and the river Currane carries its superfluous waters to the adjacent bay. Currane is a noted spot for salmon fishing. Sir Robert Reading is proprietor of these waters."

"DESMOND, (or South Munster), the ancient denomination of a district, including the counties of Kerry and Cork, province of Munster, Ireland. It gave the title of earl to Maurice Fitzgerald; the title was also conferred upon Sir James Preston, temp. James I., and the Hon. George Fielding in 1628.

"DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL, a lake, on Mangerton Mountain, in the barony of Glanerought, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 4 miles E. of Kenmare. It stands on a considerable elevation, and is supposed to be an extinct crater. A beautiful cascade flows from it down the mountain side."

"DINGLE BAY, a large bay on the W. shores of the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is 18 miles wide between the heads Bray and Dunmore, and extends inland to Castlemaine harbour. Being open to the Atlantic, it is subject to heavy seas. Its inlets are Dingle harbour, Valentia harbour, and Ventry harbour. It has a good average depth of water. At Brayhead is Skellig rock and lighthouse."

"DRUMROURK HILL, in the barony of Glenarought, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It commands a fine view of the lakes of Killarney."

"DRUNGA MOUNTAIN, in the barony of Iveragh, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is situated on the northern boundary of the barony. The road from Tralee passes over this mountain, and commands a view of Dingle Bay, which lies directly beneath, at a depth of 2,104 feet."

"DUNKERRON, a barony in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is divided into North and South Dunkerron, and is bounded on the N. by Corkaguiney, on the E. by Glanerought and Magonihy, on the S.W. by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the W. by Ivereagh. It contains the parishes of Kilcrohane, Knockane, Templenoe, and part of Killorglin and Aghadoe, comprising 171,155 acres. The surface is mountainous, and the locality is rich in scenery."

"EAGLE'S NEST, a peak rising between the Upper and Lower Lakes of Killarney, in the barony of Dunkerrin, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is a craggy rock of great beauty, situated 4 miles S.W. of Killarney, well wooded, and famous for its echo. Its height is about 1,300 feet."

"FEALE, a river in the counties of Limerick and Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It has its source among the heights, near the junction of the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Kerry, and flows 12 miles between Cork and Limerick; it then takes a westerly course of 20 miles, passing Listowel, and after receiving the Galy and Brick, alters its name to the Cashen, and empties itself into the Shannon. Salmon resort to this stream."

"FITZMAURICE'S COUNTRY, the former name of the barony of Clanmaurice, county Kerry, Ireland, so named after Maurice, son of Raymond le Gros, ancestor of the earls of Kerry."

"FLESK, a small river of Ireland, rising between the counties of Cork and Kerry. After a course of about 20 miles it falls into the lower Lake of Killarney, giving name to a castle situated near its mouth."

"GADDAGH, a rivulet rising in Lough Callee, county Kerry, Ireland; it runs 8 miles N. to the river Laune, 4 miles E.S.E. of Killorgen."

"GLANEROUGHT, (or Glenarought), a barony in the county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, bounded on the W. by the barony of Dunkerrin and the Kenmare Firth, on the N. by the parish of Magonihy, and on the S. and E. by the county of Cork. It contains the parishes of Kenmare, Kilgarvan, and Tuosist, with a part of the parish of Kilcasken, comprising an area of 121,848 acres. The soil is extremely poor.

"GLEN-OF-THE-HORSE, (or Gleana Capull), a stupendous ravine at the side of Mangerton Mountain, in the baronies of Magonihy and Glanerought, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is of a very desolate and dreary aspect.

"IRAGHTICONNOR, a barony in county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is 15 miles long, and its greatest breadth is 13. It is bounded on the N. by the mouth of the Shannon, on the E. by county Limerick, and on the S. by the barony of Clanmaurice. Along the coast stretches a grand line of cliffs, with the caves of Ballybunion. The surface is damp and boggy. It contains the parishes of Aghavallen, Ballyconry, Gally, Killehenny, Kilconly, Kilnaughten, Knockanure, Lisselton, Listowel, Murhur, and parts of Duagh, Dysert, and Rattoo, likewise the towns of Tarbert, Listowel, and Ballylongford. This barony takes its name from the O'Connors of Kerry, to whom it formerly belonged."

"IVERAGH, a barony in the county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded on the N. by Dingle Bay, on the E. by the barony of Dunkerron, on the S. by Ballinskelligs Bay, and on the W. by the Atlantic. Its greatest length is 23½ miles, and its breadth 11. The coast is wild and rugged, with the outlying islands of Valencia, Beginish, and Puffin. The surface is mountainous and boggy. This barony contains the parishes of Cahir, Dromod, Killemilagh, Glenbeagh, Killinane, Prior, and Valencia, and part of Killorglin, with the town of Cahirsiveen."

"KAVOGUE, a stream in county Kerry, Ireland. It falls into Killarney Lough."

"KENMARE, a large bay or estuary belonging to counties Cork and Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland."

"KERRY, a diocese in the province of Munster, Ireland, comprising the county of Kerry, and part of that of Cork. The Protestant diocese is co-extensive with the Roman Catholic, but is now called Ardfert and Aghadoe. In the Roman Catholic arrangement it is called Kerry, and contains 42 parishes. The bishop's parish is Killarney."

"LAUNE, (or Lane), a small river flowing from Laune Lough, or Lower Lake of Killarney, in which it takes its rise, to the sea at Dingle Bay, county Kerry, Ireland.

"LEE, a river which rises under the Stack mountains, in county Kerry, Ireland, and falls into Tralee Bay."

"LISHADDIN, a tributary of the river Laune, rises near Aghadoe, county Kerry, Ireland."

"MACGILLYCUDDY'S REEKS, a group of mountains in the barony of Dunkerrin, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 6 miles W.S.W. of Killarney. They chiefly consist of slate, and are the loftiest summits in Ireland. Carn Tual, the highest, is 3,404 feet above sea-level. The purple mountains and Toomies, with the pass of Dunloe, are among the group."

"MAGUNIHY, a barony in county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by the baronies of Trughenackmy, Glanerought, Iveragh, and county Cork. It is 20 miles long, and its greatest breadth is 9 miles. This barony contains the parishes of Aglish, Kilbonane, Kilcredan, Kilcummin, Killaha, Killarney, Kilmanare, Molahiffo, and parts of Aghadoe, Currans, Kilcolman, Killeentierna, Killorglin, and Nohavaldaly."

"MAINE, a river of county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. Its source is among the Knockacur and Knockanadirive hills. After a course of 24 miles, chiefly in a south-westerly direction, it falls into Dingle Bay at Castlemaine Harbour. It is joined by the Tullig at Castleisland, and by the Fleskroe at Currens."

"MUCKLAGH, a group of rocks in Ballyheigue Bay, county Kerry, Ireland, 5 miles S. of Kerry Head."

"OWENBEG, a streams which rises in the Clanruddery mountains, county Kerry, Ireland, and joins the river Feale at Wellesley Bridge, in county Limerick. the other stream rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."

"OWENBEG, two streams of this name in ; one rises in the Clanruddery mountains, county Kerry, Ireland, and joins the river Feale at Wellesley Bridge, in county Limerick; the other stream rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."

"PAPS MOUNTAINS, a range of hills in the south-eastern division of the county of Kerry, Ireland. They extend along the bank of the river Flesk, and attain an altitude of near 2,300 feet."

"PURE MOUNTAIN, a lofty summit in the middle lake of Killarney, county Kerry, Ireland, 5 miles S.W. of Killarney"

"ROUGHTY, a stream of the county of Kerry, Ireland, rises in the barony of Glanarought, and joins the river Kenmare at Kenmare."

"STACKS, a mountain range, county Kerry, Ireland, near Tralee. The highest point is Ballincollig, 1,170 feet above sea-level."

"TORO, the middle lake of Killarney, county Kerry, Ireland, lying under Torc Mountain, which rises 1,764 feet above sea-level, and gives name to a fall of 60 feet, formed by the Devil's Stream."

"TRUGHANACMY, a barony in county Kerry, province of Kerry, Ireland. It contains the parishes of Ballincuslane, Ballymacelligott, Ballynahaglish, Ballyseedy, Brosna, Castleisland, Clogherbrien, Dysert, Fenit, Kilgarrylander, Kiltallagh, Nohaval, O'Brennan, Ralass, and Tralee, and portions of Armagh, Ardfert, Currans, Kilcolman, Killeentierna, and Killorglin."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018