William R. Wilde's Loch Coirib - Its Shores and Islands

Chapter 6: Inis Uí Chuinn to Inis A' Ghaill and Cunga Fheichín (Cong)


Chapter 6: Inis Uí Chuinn to Inis A' Ghaill and Cunga Fheichín (Cong)

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We now enter the county of Mayo portion of the lake, and pass along the south-western boundary of the extensive parish of SHRULE--called in Irish, Sruthair or Sruth fola, "the bloody stream"-- which is next in succession to Killursa, on the eastern shore of the lake. It spreads along the coast for about two miles, and proceeds inland in a south-easterly direction for nearly five miles except where it includes the small parish of Cill Mheadhon Beag. Although possessing several objects of historic and antiquarian interest, especially the fine old castle the village of Shrule, they are not sufficiently near Loch Coirib to bring them within the pale of this work.

The parish is situated in the south-west corner of the barony of Kilmaine, and county of Mayo, and extends from the Black River, which divides it from the county of Galway, to the stream at the mill of Ballynalty, which separates it from the parish of Cong. The vicinity of this little country mill is a noted spawning ground for Salmondiae, and around it grow, in great profusion a luxuriance, the bushy shrubs of the Potentilla fructuosa.

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