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    With their combined forces, Brian Roe and de Clare marched to the attack of Clonroad, the stronghold of Turlogh. Its owner was absent, having gone to Corcabaskin to obtain aid from Teige Buidhe MacMahon, from Rory MacMahon, and from the O'Gradys, and O'Hehirs. Thus reinforced, he attacked and wasted Ui Cualachta and Ui Fearmaic, the patrimony of the O'Quins, O'Hehirs, and O'Deas. Thence he invaded Ui Caisin, but the MacNamaras, to escape from him, temporarily removed their cattle to Sliave Echtghe. About that time (1277), De Clare built the Castle of Bunratty, and after conquering the old families of Tradraighe, he bestowed that district upon his own followers.
    In the meanwhile, Turlogh was busy seeking support for himself. He was joined by the MacMahons, that is, by Donogh son of Rory; and by Bryan, son of Teige Buidhe; by Cumeadha MacGorman; by Donald, son of Teige Alainn O'Brien of Tromraidh (Tromroe); and by Donald Mantach O'Connor Corcomroe; by the MacNamaras of Clancullein; and finally by the de Burgos and O'Kellys of Connaught. All these being ready, in the following autumn, they ravaged Moynoe and Tomgraney, and encountering Brian Roe and his auxiliaries at Moygreasan utterly defeated them in a pitched battle. pp. 213-214.
    James Frost, 1893

    Detail from Rocque map of Ireland, 1790.
    Above: detail from Rocque map of Ireland, 1790
    . Map © Cartography Associates, from the
    Rumsey Collection.

    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).

    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©