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Carrickcastle

Another McAuliffe castle of which only the site remains. The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan were located in the NW corner of county Cork.

 

The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan

The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan in the NW corner of county Cork.

 

Meidhleann Cave

According to a local legend Meidhleann was the daughter of a McAuliffe chieftain who was spirited away to the cave on her wedding night by a fairy.  She was later rescued by her husband.  The cave is a shallow depression in an outcrop of rock on a steep slope over the Dalua river.  She is also r

 

McAuliffe Regiment in Zaragoza

On the 1st Nov. 1709 Don Demetrio (Dermot) McAuliffe was commissioned by King Philip V of Spain to found a new regimemt in Zaragoza. It becamer known as the " McAuliffe Regiment" and was one of the first permanent Irish regiments in the Spanish Army.

 

Meelin Quarry

Florence McAuliffe, the last ruling chieftain of the clan, was badly wounded at the Battle of Knockbrack near Banteer in 1652.  He was nursed back to health in Meelin Quarries.

 

Meidhleann Rock (Meelin Hill)

According to a local legend Meidhleann was the daughter of a McAuliffe chieftain who was spirited away to the cave on her wedding night by a fairy.  She was later rescued by her husband.  The cave is a shallow depression in an outcrop of rock on a steep slope over the Dalua river.  She is also r

 

Trinity Christ Church

The present church may stand on one of the oldest church sites in Clanawley (the ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan in the N. W. Corner of county Cork). It has been purchased and is being developed as a centre for clan activities.

 

Clonfert Graveyard

The graveyard is c. 1km. W of Newmarket.  It is and has been the main burial place of the McAuliffe Clan for generations. Visit Clonfert Graveyard in Co Cork on www.historicgraves.ie

 

 

Trinity Well

A Holy Well 1.5 km West of Newmarket.  It is said that Malacky Oge McAuliffe (the prophet) fell asleep here and awoke with the gift of prophesy.

 

Tobar na Clocha Dearga

A Holy Well near the source of the Dalua associated with Meidhleann.

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