School: Kilbane, Broadford

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Kilbane, Co. Clare
Teacher:
John Haugh

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Historic - Plantations

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0587, Page 183

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Historic -
20. Plantations
O'Shea's Acres
An estate of 200 acres near Broadford.
These lands were given to a Cromwellian soldier named Richard Shea for his part in the Cromwellian War.
Hurdlestown - The ancient name of this downland was Ballinglee. The estate is now the property of the Bently family.
Local tradition states that when Cromwell's soldiers were passing from Limerick (after the surrender of Limerick) to Galway, they rested or camped at the top of Fermoyle Hill. Bently was one of the commanding officers in Cromwell's army, and received as a reward for his services on behalf of the Parliamentary army, all of the country that he could see from the townland of Mongbouee where the camp was situated. This would include the districts of Hurdlestown, Kilseily, Doon, Ballykelly of which the Bentley family were the landlords

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