St Manchan's Church AKA St Monaghan's Church The 10th-12th century parish church ruins stand on land given to St Manchan by St. Ciaran of Clonmacnoise in order to build a monastery here in 645AD. It is believed that the land, referred to as "the island in the bog", had been given to St Ciaran in 644 as a thank you from Diarmuid, High King of Ireland who had stopped off at Clonmacnoise to ask the monks for their prayers for his battle success.
The Carroll surname 1901 Census. Enlarge by clicking on the
Ely O Carroll and Mag Corcoran, Over the Clan Rooney of the flowery roads, That sweet, cleared, smooth streamed country , That fair bordered, wine festive cantred, Rules Mag Corcran of the numerous tribe.