Parish History

Diocese and Records Information

Civil Parish: Kilmurryibrickane
RC Parish: Kilmurryibrickane
Diocese: Killaloe
Earliest Records: births: 4.1839; marriages: 9.1855
Parish Address: The Parish Priest, Mullagh, Co. Clare, Ireland.

The Diocese of Killaloe includes portions of Counties Clare, Laois, Limerick, Offaly and Tipperary.

Parishes: 58 Churches: 133 Catholic population: 109,521

Kieran O’Reilly S.M.A., Bishop of Killaloe
Born 1952; ordained priest 17 June 1978;
Ordained Bishop of Killaloe 29th August 2010.

Patron of the Diocese: St Flannan – 18 December
Flannan lived around the seventh century. He was the son of an Irish chieftain named Turlough. Flannan was educated by the monks. He also learned farming from them. When he was a grown man, Flannan decided to make a pilgrimage to Rome. In Rome, Pope John IV made him a bishop. The pope did this because he recognized the wisdom and holiness of the man. When St. Flannan returned to Ireland, all the people of his region, Killaloe, came to meet him. They were eager to learn the instructions the saint had brought back from the pope of Rome.

St. Flannan taught his people so well that even his father decided to become a monk. The old chieftain went to St. Colman to be instructed in the life of a monk. At the same time, he asked for a blessing for his family, since three of his sons had been killed. St. Colman predicted: “From you shall seven kings spring.” And so it happened.

St. Flannan was afraid that since he was one of the family, he, too, might be made king. So he prayed to become ugly, and his face was soon covered with big scars and rashes. He made this unusual request because he wanted to be free to follow his vocation. He wanted to devote himself entirely to the service of God and his people.

Clare County Library Resources

County Clare A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis Click Here
The Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland, 1845 Click Here
Kilmurry Ibrickan Church by T.J. Westropp Click Here
1824 Hedge School Teachers in Clare Click Here
Griffith’s Valuation 1855: Kilmurry Ibrickan Parish Click Here

1636-1703 Books of Survey and Distribution
The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost
Part II. History of Thomond, Chapter 26
Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—continued
Barony of Ibrickan: Part B
Click Here

County Clare Tithe Applotment Books
Occupiers of land in the Parish of Kilmurry Ibrickan on 29th October 1825
Click Here

I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
Amenities, General Iinformation & Accommodation, Towns and Villages
Barony of: Ibrickane, Parish: Kilmurry

Quilty Click Here
Mullagh Click Here

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