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WEST OR H-IAR CONNAUGHT,
WRITTEN A. D. 1684,
BY RODERIC OFLAHERTY, ESQ.,
AUTHOR OF THE “ OGYGIA."
EDITED, FROM A MS. IN THE LIBRARY OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN,
IRISH ARCHÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Patron: HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE ALBERT.
H E following Chorographical Description of the Terpor un ritory of West or H-Iar Connaught, now first printed, ATSU
was written in A. D. 1684, by Roderic O'Flaherty, A m author of the Ogygia, or Chronology of Irish events. CA S It is one of many similar treatises, compiled about
that period by several learned individuals, for the purpose, as is said, of illustrating the celebrated Down Survey of Ireland, by Sir William Petty. After a general view of the boundaries, extent, and baronies of H-Iar Connaught, the author, p. 7, defines its borders, beginning with Lough Measg (Mask), in the north of the barony of Ross, and proceeding, by the eastern limits, towards the south, including Lough Orbsen (Corrib), he turns to the west, by the Bay of Galway, and thence continues northward, along the shores of the Atlantic, to the Killary harbour, which flows inland, in the direction of Lough Mask, where he began. A general description is then given of the state and appearance of the interior, its mountains, mines, woods, soil, rivers, and lakes ; the bays and harbours round the coast; the productions of the country, as fish, fowl, IRISH ARCH. SOC. 15.