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Clare Places: Islands: Mutton Island or Enniskerry (9th century catastrophe in Ireland)
Clare County Library ^ | prior to November 19, 2005 | staff writer

Posted on 11/18/2005 11:58:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv

According to the "Annals of the Four Masters" the island was once called Fitha Island and it formed part of the mainland until the day "the sea swelled so high that it burst its boundaries, overflowing a large tract of country, and drowning over 1,000 persons." This happened on March 16th, 804. Some reports describe it as an earthquake, others as a tidal wave when "the sea divided the island of Fitha into three parts." These three islands are Mutton Island, Inismattle (or Illanwattle) and Roanshee (or Carrig na Ron). There is a fourth island in the area called Carraig Aolacan.

Lewis gives this account of Mutton Island; "On its shores are some curious natural caves, formerly used by smugglers for storing contraband goods. Here are an old signal tower and the ruins of an ancient structure, said to have been founded by St. Senan of Inniscattery." This small oratory, dedicated to St. Senan has since fallen into the sea.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeology; catastrophism; enniskerry; fartyshadesofgreen; fithaisland; godsgravesglyphs; history; ireland; muttonisland; tsunami
(it's for sale):
Mutton Island Off Atlantic Coast of County Clare, Ireland: The island itself comprises of 185 acres of grassland with a freshwater lake and several springwater wells. It slopes gently from sea level on the east to a height of 110 feet over two kilometers to the west where the watchtower is situated. The east of the island contains the ruins of two cottages, a disused graveyard and the site of a cross and oratory as well as several walled fields.
Mutton Island

1 posted on 11/18/2005 11:58:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 11/18/2005 11:59:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice picture. Inis na caoire ---island of the sheep anglicized into enniskerry or mutton island. I can't figure out inishmattle in english.


3 posted on 11/18/2005 12:15:26 PM PST by brooklyn dave (Allah is a Moon god)
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To: brooklyn dave

Innishmattle=Innismatel=island of the tinker toys. If it's innishmattle, it's swell.


4 posted on 11/18/2005 1:43:11 PM PST by wildbill
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To: SunkenCiv

How much????


5 posted on 11/18/2005 2:36:03 PM PST by U S Army EOD (I NEED TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER TAG LINE)
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To: U S Army EOD
"If you have to ask, you can't afford it."

I looked at the ad for it, and you have to query them for the price; they wouldn't list it in the listing.

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/muttoneuir.htm
6 posted on 11/18/2005 2:47:10 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: SunkenCiv
You're welcome. I was especially intrigued by the "smugglers' caves"...not that honest ~I~ would ever consider such things.
7 posted on 11/18/2005 3:04:23 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks...Clare roots here!


8 posted on 11/18/2005 3:32:31 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: ApplegateRanch
I was thinking about buying it, declaring war on the United States, surrendering, and getting foreign aid. I originally considered declaring war on France since it was closer but I couldn't afford to keep the island up plus send the foreign aid to France.
9 posted on 11/18/2005 3:43:00 PM PST by U S Army EOD (I NEED TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER TAG LINE)
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To: U S Army EOD

Glad you re-thought your plan. France would surrender faster than you could.

Vive le Ribbit!


10 posted on 11/18/2005 4:16:29 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
But let me say this in France's defense. These people might be smarter than we give them credit for. I think it was a French plan to let the terrorist burn all of their automobiles. Now they can't convert them into car bombs. The French were able to surrender on this one with out anybody taking note.
11 posted on 11/18/2005 6:05:20 PM PST by U S Army EOD (I NEED TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER TAG LINE)
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To: U S Army EOD
let the terrorist burn all of their automobiles. Now they can't convert them into car bombs.

LOL! Victory through defeat!

12 posted on 11/18/2005 7:34:45 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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Might be a good place to get away from it all and brush up on your Irish.


13 posted on 11/18/2005 7:44:27 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: U S Army EOD

[rimshot!]


14 posted on 11/18/2005 7:55:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: wildbill

[rimshot!]


15 posted on 11/18/2005 8:05:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Except for the new gardening staff... [walks away, whistling]


16 posted on 11/18/2005 8:05:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It's the farm-labor contractor's fault! I TOLD him to check their SS numbers before hiring them in Tiajuana...


17 posted on 11/18/2005 8:17:59 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Domestic Church

Better Clare roots than Clairol. ;') The for sale ad popped up some months ago, and AppleGateRanch found the main topic article here. S'cool.


18 posted on 11/18/2005 8:43:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I like your facility for delegating. ;')


19 posted on 11/18/2005 9:37:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: brooklyn dave

Thanks for the translation!


20 posted on 11/18/2005 9:38:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Nice thing about this property is, if one were to graze sheep there, one would not have to worry much about shepherding 'em. Other than, if they kept fallin' off...


21 posted on 11/18/2005 9:39:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Shelties will take care of that, and they work even cheaper than illegal immigrant Basque shepherds would!


22 posted on 11/18/2005 10:09:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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I prefer Achill Island meself.


23 posted on 11/19/2005 4:34:16 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Oh I love Achill Island! Happy childhood memories! Clare is a very depopulated windswept county isnt it? I also happen to be named after it....


24 posted on 11/19/2005 4:51:00 AM PST by blackbird149 (NO SURRENDER!)
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To: blackbird149; Colosis

I don't mean to bash Clare - as a Mayoman, I'm programmed to regard only mountains, rivers and lakes as scenery, when I saw the pic of the island on this thread, and saw it was flat, I thought; no good.

Mayo tourism is very underdeveloped, Bord Failte can't see beyond Knock and Westport!!

Achill is a fine place, isn't it?


25 posted on 11/19/2005 5:04:31 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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http://www.achill-island.com/hist.htm

"Archaeological evidence suggests that the Achill/Curraun area was densely populated 5,000 years ago. Megalithic and crannóg remains show evidence of this. The earliest settlers were food gatherers who inhabited coastal settlements."


26 posted on 11/19/2005 5:40:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Slightly further north, there is the Ceide Fields, also dating back 5,000 years:

http://homepages.iol.ie/~stmrysba/ceide2.htm


27 posted on 11/19/2005 6:04:54 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: ApplegateRanch
That's near Clare Island, old stomping grounds of the famous female Irish smuggler/pirate/privateer Grace O'Malley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O'Malley Grace O'Malley From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grace O' Malley (Irish name Gráinne Ní Mháille, also known as Gráinne Mhaol or Granuaile (a corruption of the Gaelic Gráinne Mhaol)) (c. 1530 -c.1603) is an important figure in Irish legend but was in fact a larger than life figure from 16th century Irish history. Clare Island, associated with Grace O' MalleyContents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Marriage to O' Flaherty 3 Second marriage 4 Attack from Galway 5 Later life 6 Fictional portrayals 7 External links 8 Reference [edit] Early life Grace was born into early 16th century Ireland, when Henry VIII was on the throne of England. Under the policies of the English government at the time, the semi-autonomous Irish princes and lords were left mostly to their own devices. Grace was the daughter of Owen Dubhdarra O' Malley, chieftain of the O'Malley clan. The O' Malleys controlled most of what is now the barony of Murrisk in South-West County Mayo and recognised as their nominal overlords the gaelicised anglo-norman Burke or de Burgo family who controlled much of what is now that county. Unusually among the Irish nobility of the time, the O' Malleys were a great seafaring family and taxed all those who fished off their coasts, which included fishermen from as far away as England. Their leader bore the ancient Irish title of The O' Malley. According to Irish legend, as a young girl Grace wished to go on a trading expedition to Spain with her father, and on being told she could not, cut off her hair to embarrass her father into taking her, and thus earning her the nickname "Gráinne Mhaol" (IPA: /ˈgrɑːnʲə veːl/) (Irish maol meaning "bald" or having cropped hair); the name stuck. [edit] Marriage to O' Flaherty Grace was married in 1546 at a young age to Donal An-Chogaidh (Donal of the Batttles) O' Flaherty, tánaist or heir to the O' Flaherty title. Grace bore three children during this marriage. Later the warlike Donal was killed in battle, and Grace recaptured a castle from the Joyces that had been his (now Hen's Castle in Lough Corrib). Grace afterwards returned to Mayo and took up residence at the family castle or tower-house on Clare Island. [edit] Second marriage Grace later married a second time to Richard "Iron Dick" Burke, owner of Rockfleet Castle near Newport. According to tradition they married under Brehon law 'for one year certain', and it is said that when the year was up Grace divorced Richard and kept the castle. It remained for centuries in the O' Malley family and is today open to the public. They had one son, Tibbot Burke nicknamed Tiobóid na Long (Tibbot of the Ships). The meeting of Grace O'Malley and Queen Elizabeth I[edit] Attack from Galway Grace engaged in piracy and her castle at Rockfleet was attacked by an expedition from Galway who wanted to get rid of her. Grace, however, put them to flight and they barely escaped. Later Grace was captured but released some time later. [edit] Later life In the later 16th century English power steadily increased in Ireland and Grace's power was steadily encroached upon. Finally, when two of her sons and her brother were taken captive by a local English ruler, Granuaile sailed to England to petition Elizabeth I of England for their release. The petition was granted, and Granuaile returned to her former ways, though nominally directing her raids against "enemies of England". She died in Rockfleet around 1603. [edit] Fictional portrayals Granuaile's adventurous life has inspired musicians, novelists and playwrights to create works based on her life. The latest artistic project inspired by Granuaile is the upcoming musical play The Pirate Queen by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and John Dempsey, which will debut at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in fall 2006. [edit] External links Renaissance-central.com [1] Granuaile O'Malley Web Resources [2] Rootsweb.com [[3]] legends.dm.net[4] Granuaile story and poem The song where Grace O'Malley is celebrated, Óró 'Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile Official site for The Pirate Queen musical [edit] Reference Judith Cook, Pirate Queen, the life of Grace O'Malley 1530-1603, 2004, Mercier Press, Cork, ISBN 1-85635-443-1 Patricia Lynch, Orla of Burren (1954), 1970, Knight Books, Brockhampton Press Ltd., Leicester SBN 340 03990 6 (children's literature, historical novel) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O%27Malley" Categories: 1530 births | 1603 deaths | Women in war |
28 posted on 11/19/2005 10:45:04 AM PST by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Ballina is in Mayo isn't it? I have equally happy memories of Castlebar and Ballina as a young child....


29 posted on 11/19/2005 12:00:41 PM PST by blackbird149 (NO SURRENDER!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Achill is a great spot and I'd even prefer it to the Aran Islands. BTW, I was at a druid wedding on Dun Aongus on Inishmore last month - lucky to get the weather when you choose to wed on high cliff tops on a barren west Ireland island in October! Mayo is great though, being a born Castlebar myself.
30 posted on 11/19/2005 2:12:41 PM PST by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK) IRA = Ragheads)
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To: Colosis

I'd like to visit the Aran Islands meself!!

Druids on an Irish island? Who'd have thought!


31 posted on 11/19/2005 5:58:41 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Kevin OMalley

Are you descended from Grace?


32 posted on 11/19/2005 6:00:08 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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Ballina is in Mayo - a favourite spot of Jack Charlton!! Only thing wrong with Ballina - Mary Robinson comes from the town (poor Ballina)!!!!


33 posted on 11/19/2005 6:05:28 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Probably not, other than being from the same clan of O'Malleys in that part of the country. That didn't stop me from naming my daughter Grace... Of course, we keep telling her she's named after the same thing that Grace was named after: the Grace of God.


34 posted on 11/19/2005 7:23:03 PM PST by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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on PBS:
In Search of Ancient Ireland
35 posted on 11/19/2005 10:34:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: Kevin OMalley

O'Malley is a very common name around Westport and Clare Island.


36 posted on 11/20/2005 4:55:25 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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Catastrophism

37 posted on 03/26/2006 8:07:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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it's still/back on the market...

Mutton Island, Ireland
(185 acres, s of Galway Bay)
http://www.privateislandsonline.com/muttoneuir.htm


38 posted on 01/06/2007 6:58:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("I've learned to live with not knowing." -- Richard Feynman)
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http://www.vladi-private-islands.de/sale/site/html/cms_de-sale_detail_en-1074/


39 posted on 06/17/2008 11:24:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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40 posted on 11/24/2008 3:30:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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41 posted on 11/24/2008 3:32:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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some pics:

http://www.privateislandnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Castle-ruins.jpg

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/22616543.jpg


42 posted on 11/11/2013 7:11:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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