It is part of the Catholic Meelick/Parteen/Coonagh parish in the diocese of Limerick, with several generations of Coonagh families having attended Meelick National School (Scoil Mhuire Miliuc), Co. In 1111 AD, Parteen, Meelick and Coonagh were assigned to the Diocese of Limerick at the Synod of Ráth Breasail when the boundaries of the dioceses were drawn up. Clare Excavations conducted prior to commencement of building the Limerick Southern Ring Road and Limerick Tunnel uncovered treasures such as penannular ring pins, and several post-medieval brick-making kilns.
Also recovered were a copper-alloy stick pin, a needle, two saddle querns, burnt stone deposits, and very high quantities of animal bone (including worked antler handles, horn cores, and spindle whorls, indicating textile making), alder wood charcoal, and charred hazelnut shells.
While all the letters have been addressed solely to “Ag,” this one seems to speak with a “third person” edge.
Rather than addressing Agnes as “you” in the singular, he frames his terms in the plural: “my friends.” A subtle shift, but one that makes me wonder almost as much as those first letters did. And yet, with all the dignified demeanor that his position merits, he lapses momentarily in mentioning to his twenty-one-year-old audience that he will be catching a “choo choo” soon.
The lease - which was to expire in 1739 - was for a 'flood weir and ebb weir belonging to Coonagh'.
Coonagh's residents traditionally made their living from the nearby Shannon River by drift-net fishing for salmon in gandelow boats, cutting reed that grows along the Shannon for sale as thatch, brick making, and farming.
Reilly’s letters to Agnes Tully seems to turn, with the disappointment of his pre-Christmas lament, into a more formal demeanor.
Ballybunion: Men's club -Result of Sunday's Tralee Exchange Day: 1st James Mc Auliffe (13) 40pts, 2nd Kevin Mc Carthy (15) 39pts, 3rd James Mahoney (21) 38pts, Gross: Graham Spring (1) 30pts, 4th Tom Wall (17) 38pts, 5th Eamon O'Connor (11) 37pts, 6th John O'Halloran (14) 37pts Padraig Harnett The opening round of the Kerry Time Trial League saw a number of blistering times set by the riders over the 20km course.
The Time Trial was using its regular course from Ballycarty Cross to Castleisland and back and almost 40 riders took part in this first of six rounds.
A possible whistle, or part of a set of pipes that were found, evokes images of social occasions and entertainment at the site.
Age/slaughter patterns of animal remains found at the site indicate that the demand for meat took precedence over the demand for milk and other live animal products.