Carrigaholt

Irish Local Names Explained

Carrigaholt in Clare; written by the (Four Masters), Carraig-an-chobhlaigh [Carrigahowly], the rock of the fleet; and it took its name from the rock which rises over the bay where the fleets anchored. The local pronunciation of the Irish name is Carrigaholty, from which the present name is derived. Another place of the same name which preserves the correct pronunciation, is Carrigahowly on Newport bay in Mayo, the castle of the celebrated Grace O'Malley.

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