INCHMORE

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

INCHMORE, an island, in the parish of BUNNOWN, barony of KILKENNY WEST, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER: the population is returned with the parish. It is situated in Lough Ree, and contains 104 acres of arable land, and the seat of R. Sandys, Esq. An Augustinian priory is said to have been founded here in the fifth century by St. Liberius, which was leased by Queen Elizabeth to Christopher, Lord Delvin. Contiguous to this island are Inchturk, containing 24 acres, and Nun's island, on which are the ruins of a nunnery.

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