Quin 11-5-2014

Old Kilfarboy Society outing

The next outing in the Old Kilfarboy Society's summer walks series will take place on Sunday, 11 May 2014, when we will travel to East Clare to walk in the footsteps of Brian Boru.  Magh Adhair, near Quin and the inauguration place of the O’Briens, will be our first stop.  From there we will travel to Killaloe where Úna Kierse will take us on a tour of the local sites associated with Brian Boru.  We will meet in the Church Car Park Miltown Malbay at 12.45pm for carpooling, if required. A nominal fee of €5 applies and all are welcome.  Any inquiries, please contact oldkilfarboysociety@gmail.com

We will start with a visit to our 13th century Cathedral, see the Romanesque doorway, Ogham stone and Kilfenora High Cross, East Window and St. Flannan’s oratory.  We will then do the walking tour of Killaloe, starting along the Canal Bank - and from there can see and talk about a lot of our local history including Brian Boru, his story, legends associated with him,  our river and how it has changed over the years, the bridge and previous bridges at Killaloe, the railway,  the shooting of 4 men on the Bridge in 1920, navigation on the river, fishing, emigration from The Pier Head.  We then walk up the Aillbaun, see lovely views of the river and Brian Ború’s fort in the distance, then  make our way to The Green, or Kincora as it was known in Brian Ború’s time - the site of his palace when he ruled as High King from Killaloe 1002-1014. There is located St. Flannan’s Catholic church, where we can view our Harry Clarke Windows and St. Lua’s oratory.  Finally we can finish by visiting Brian Ború’s fort.