Sketches of some of the southern counties of Ireland by G. Holmes

Sketches of some of the southern counties of Ireland

byG. Holmes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIV. Saturday, Sept. 9. Dear Sir, JT ROM the distant view we had of Blarney Gastle, on the evening we arrived at Cork, we determined on taking the first opportunity of visiting it, which we did yesterday. It lies on the river Aubeg, about four miles from Cork, and was built by Cormac M'Carty, surnamed Laider, who came into the lordship in 1449, and was esteemed one of the strongest fortresses in Munster. In the Pacata Hibernia, it is described as being composed of four large piles joined in one. These piles, I suppose, meant great towers, one of which which remains, of an immense size; its foundation is laid in the solid rock, Avhich secures it from mining, the walls are eighteen feet thick, and are flanked with bastions. In 1602, Cormac M'Dermot Carty, was accused of holding treasonable correspondence Mrith the rebels, and obliged to deliver this castle into the possession of Captain Taafe, for her Majesty's use. This Cormac is represented as a man of great power, being able to raise a thousand men at a call; he also possessed the castles of Macroomp and Kilcrea j the latter he gave up to the lord president Carew, being then his prisoner, but escaped out of his hands soon after. Great part of the original building is entirely down, but the additions which The M'Carties were summoned by parliament as Barons of Blarney. In the reign of Elizabeth they were created Viscounts of Muskery; and by Charles II. Earls of Clancarty. The two principal branches of this great family were, M'Carty More, created by Elizabeth, Earl of Clancare, or Glencare, in Kerry; and the above family, called M'Carty Rcagh, of Carbery, an immense territory. M 2 have have been added, were so judiciously designed and executed, that they become now a part, admirably blending with...

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Title:Sketches of some of the southern counties of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994245

ISBN - 13:9780217994248

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