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LIMEEICK;^

ITS

HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES,

ECCLESIASTICAL, CIVIL, AND MILITARY,

FROM THE EARLIEST AGES,

WITH COPIOUS HISTORICAL, ARCHSOLOGICAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL, AND GENEA-
LOGICAL NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS; MAPS, PLATES, AND APPENDICES,
AND AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX, ETC.

Compiled from the ancient &imalg, the most &utfjenttc ms.
ano $rmteo records, Accent Eesearcljeg, etc., etc.

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DUBLIN:
HODGES, SMITH, AND CO., 104 GRAFTON STREET,

BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

1866.

J. P. Fowler, printer,

ES CROW STREET, DAME STREET,

Dublin.

DEDICATION.

TO THE IUOUT HOKODRABLE

EDWIN EICHARD WINDHAM WYNDHAM QUIN,

THIRD EARL OF DUNRAVEN and MOUNT-EARL,

LORD LIEUTENANT AND CUSTOS EOTULOKUM OF THE COUNTY OF THE CITY,

AND OF THE COUNTY OF LIMERICK,

ETC, ETC, ETC.

Mt Lord,

The associations of a History of a locality in which your Lordship must noccf sarily take a deep interest, from the manifold ties, both ancient and modern, which so intimately connect you with many of the transactions recorded in the following pages, and your Lordship's wellknown attainments as a scholar and antiquarian, would, independently of your large possessions and eminent position in the county, remind me of your Lordship as the most appropriate personage to whom such a book should be dedicated.

I therefore take the liberty of requesting your acceptance of a work of no inconsiderable toil, in which I have endeavoured, faithfully and impartially, to record events, the perusal of which, it is to be hoped, may both interest and instruct

I have the honour to be, my Lord,

Your Lordship's most obedient servant,

MAURICE LENIHAN.

Limerick, February 20,1866.

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