T.J. Westropp articles on West and North Clare

Articles by Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A. M.R.I.A.

Antiquities Near Miltown Malbay  Published in the Journal of the Limerick Field Club vol ii 1905 and vol. iii(9), 1905
Includes: Kilfarboy, Mount Callan, Carncreagh, Caher Murphy, The Mac Gormans, Tromra castle, Kilmurry Ibrickan, Mutton Island, Kilmacduan, Drumellihy and Kilmihil.


Ancient Remains Near Lisdoonvarna Published in the Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol iii(10), 1906 and vol. iii(11), 1907
Includes: Lisdoonvarna, Kilmoon, Killeany, Oughtdara, Ballinalacken, Peel towers, The Glasha Ridge, Cahermaclanchy,, Tooclae, Killilagh, Toomullin, Doonagore.


Ancient Remains Near Lehinch, Co. Clare. Published in Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol iii, 1908.
Includes: Lehinch, Kilstuiffin, Moy, Dough,Kilmacreehy, St. MacCreehy,

Notes on the Antiquities Around Kilfenora and Lehinch, Co Clare The above article on Lehinch was continued  in the North Munster Antiquarian Journal, vol i(1) 1909, and  vol i(2), 1910 and  vol. i(4), 1910
Includes: Ballyganner, Forts, Cahercuttine, Ballykinvarga, Roads and Hut Sites, Noughaval, Ballykinvarga, Kilfenora, Doon Hill Fort, Ballyshanny and Smithstown, Kilshanny, Andrew macCurtin, Cairn Connaughtagh, Killaspuglonane, Ennistymon, Glen, Moy, Liscannor, St. Bridgid,s Well.


Carrigaholt (Co. Clare) and its Neighbourhood.  Published in North Munster Antiquarian Journal Vol. i, 1909-11, vol. ii(1), 1911, vol.ii(2), 1912, vol.ii(3), 1912
Includes: The District, Eoghan O Curry, Kildeema, Liss na Fuadh, Liscroneen, Termon and Molougha, Querrin, Kilnagalliagh, Doonaha and Morony, Poets and writers, Kilcrony, Lissaphunna, State of Archaeology, Carrigaholt Castle, the Armada, Daniel O Brien, The Cromwellians, Viscounts Clare, Burton, peel towers, Kilcredaun Church, Moyarta, Map of forts, Killballyowen, Templenanaeve, Ross, Loop Head, The Lighthouse, Cahercronaun, Cahersaul, Dundahlin, Dunmore, etc.

Kilkee (Co. Clare) and its Neighbourhood Published in the North Munster Antiquarian Journal, vol ii(4), 1913, vol iii(1), 1913, vol. iii(2), vol. iii(3) 1914; and vol iii(4), 1915

Includes: Kilkee to Cross, History of district, Medieval period, Burton, Westby and McDonnell, Kilkee village and fishponds, Amphitheatre, Duggerna, Mirages, The Intrinsic, Doonaunroe, Bishop's Island, Illaunadoon, Doonlicka, Goleen, Tullig, Dundoillroe, Cloghaunsavaun, Dunbeg, Dunmore, Hickman, Stackpoole and Westropp, Killard, Soul cages, Doonegal promonotory fort, Kiltinnaun, Lisnaleagaun, George's Head, Kilfieragh, Moyarta, Lissagreenaun, Corrections & additions, Cahermurphy, Dough, Rinbaun, Mutton Island, Lislard, Craggicoridan, Ballyganner, Killballyowen font, St Senan's Bell shrine.

Cahermurphy Castle and its Earthworks with Certain Forts Near Milltown-Malbay, County Clare. Published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, vol 4, 1911.
Includes: Corcavaskin, MacGormans, Cahermurphy Castle and Stone Fort, Rinbaun, Caherrush Castle, Leagard South, Dough, Freagh, Mutton Island, summary of fortified Headlands in Clare.

Notes on Certain Primitive remains (Forts and Dolmens) in Inagh and Killeimer, Co. Clare Published in the Journal of The Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Vol xlvi, 1916 and vol xlvii, 1917
Includes: Barony of Islands, Inagh, Teampull dubh na hAigne, Skaghvicencrow, Mount Callan, Carncreagh, Kiltumper, Leckaun, Clochaun an Airgid, Drumanure, Ballyhea, Kilrush, Carrowdotia, Cahernagat, Liss, other forts, Ballyalla Crannog. Claureen Crannog, Killone, Kilquane, Ballymacaula, Kilmorane, Barloughra, Newhall, Feeagh, Ballybeg, Bunratty, Rathclooney, Kylebay, Cauher, Lisnagleeragh, Dromoland, Ballysallagh, Pillars, Thady's Hill Kilconry, Lisconor, Ballynoosky, Caherforia, Caherscooby, Bunratty, Mote, Caher, Rosroe, Langough.

Visit by the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland to North Clare  Published in  The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth Series, Vol. 10., No. 3 (Sep. 30. 1900). pp. 263-306.
Includes: Ancient Districts of Clare - map: History & Topography of Clare - overview;  The Journey Through Clare; Diagram of Antiquities in South-Eastern County Clare; Ennistymon; Cairnconnaughtagh; Kilshanny; Caherreagh; Lissdoonvarna; Lissdoonvarna - map; Ballinalacken; Typical details of Castles -diagram; Killilagh; Glasha; Cahermaclancy; Cahermacrusheen; Doonmacfelim; Knockastrollery; Doonagore; Moher; Hags Head; Kilstapheen; Liscannor and the Armada; Kilmacreehy with photo;  Lehinch; O Briens of Lehinch; Burren; Chiefs of Corcomroe and Burren; Cromlechs and Cahers; Ballyvaughan; Lough Rask - Banshee legend;  Drumcreehy and Muckinish; Muckinish and Newtown Castles - photos; Mortyclough Forts; Corcomroe with photo and diagrams; Oughtmama; Ballyvaughan Valley and Rathborney;  Killeany and Caher Valley; Cahercloggaun

Illustrated Guide tto the Islands and Coast of Ireland - Antiquarian Handbook series VI. Published as a stand-alone book by the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1905.
Includes Introductory; Aran Islands, Introduction; Inishmore; Aranmore or the North Island, with map; Temple Brecan; Leaba Brecain; Temple a Phoill; Dun Onaght; Dun Aenghus; Temple Mac Duagh; Dun Oghil; Teampull an Cheathrair Aluinn; Baile na Sean; Monaster Kieran; Templesoorney; Kilronan; Kilnamanach Doo Caher; Sketch of Primitive Houses at Baile na Sean; Round Tower; Arkin Castle; Temple Benen;Teglach Enda;Iararna Cloghauns; Other Remains; Iararna Map.
Inishmann or Middle Island; Dubh Cathair and Dun Conor Photos; Dun Conor; Temple Murry;Temple Saght Macree; Kilcananagh; Cromlech; Dun_Moher.
Inisheer or South Island; Inish Oirthir; Kilgobnet; O Brien's Castle; Kill na Seacht Inghean; Teampull Choemhain.
Physical and Social Characteristics of the Aran Islands
The Coast of County Clare: Barony  of Burren or East Corcomroe; Corcomroe Abbey; Oughtmama; Mortyclough;'
West Coast of Clare [Kilfenora, Cliffs of Moher, Hag’s Head, Liscannor, Kilstapheen, Mutton Island, Slieve Callan, Tromra, Bishop’s Island, Kilkee, The Intrinsic, Loop Head, Carrigaholt.
Scattery or Iniscatha; Round Tower; Cathedral; Oratory; Cashel and Well; Temple Senan; Ard na nAingeal; Temple na Marve; Castle

The Forests of the Counties of the Lower Shannon Valley Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol. 27C 1909.



Westropp's article on The Cists, Dolmens, and Pillars of the Western half of the County of Clare may be downloaded here

and the following articles may be downloaded from Clare Library:

Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare
The Augustinian Houses of County Clare
Ring Forts in the Barony of Moyarta
Prehistoric Stone Forts of Central Clare: Moghane, Langough and Cahershaughnessy by T.J. Westropp and H.B. Harris
The Churches of County Clare
Churches with Round Towers in Northern Clare
The Earthworks and Castle of Bunratty, Co. Clare