1. The old name of the townland now called Newgrove was Ballystlattery. This district during the Cromwellian Plantations was given to a soldier called Browne. This family had the privilege of taking a man once a year from the gallows.
2. The rich McNamaras in Clare became Protestants, but still some of them had a warm heart for their countrymen. The Crow family on the other hand were bitter opponents of the poor Irish so the saying went
"Never depend on a crow or a sparrow
but on the real Irish McNamara."
Another honourable family of the Planters were The Bridgemen's who livedin Rathluba and who lived a roving life, always hunting, racing etc.
When Gloster was shot at a well near Rathluba, now called Gloster's well. A certain man who know the act was to be done and that he would be immediately arrested for it, was at the Fair of Tulla, and at the hour the shooting was done went up to Bridgeman and asked him what a clock was it. Bridgemen took out his watch and told him.
Stair | Athraigh »
- Catherine Mc Namara