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Bradshaw’s Guide

Limerick to Foynes

This line of railway takes a south-westerly direction past the stations of Foetetna Road and Patrick’s Well to


In the immediate vicinity are the remains of an Austin Friary, O’Donovan’s Castle, dismantled by Cromwell.

Rathkeale. – This place contains three castles of the Desmonds. Here also some of the Germans from the Palatinate are settled.

Askeaton. – Here is another of the Desmond’s castles, with a priory founded by them, and a church which was built by the Knights Templars.


From this place steamers sail down the Shannon to Tarbert and Kilrush, from the former of which a very agreeable tour, via Tralee, may be made to Killarney. Maviston Abbey is near.

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