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"DUNQUIN, a parish in the barony of Corkaquiny, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 7 miles S.W. of Dingle, its post town. It is situated at the head of a peninsula near Dunmore headland, and includes the Blasquet islands and Eagle Mountain. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value with Martyn, £56, in the patronage of Lord Ventry. Public worship is held at the coastguard station. This parish is believed to be the most westerly point of Europe, and from its open position is subject to much boisterous weather, the heavy swell of the Atlantic breaking upon the rugged coast with great fury. It was here that part of the Armada was wrecked on its return voyage to Spain."

"COUMEENOULE, a hamlet in the parish of Dunquin, county of Kerry, Ireland, 8 miles S.W. of Dingle. It is situated on the coast between Slea Head and Garraun Point, and gives name to the bay."

"DUNMORE HEAD, in the parish of Dunquin, barony of Corkaquiny, county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is the most westerly part of Ireland, and is situated on the N. side of Dingle Bay, opposite the Blasquet islands. It is sometimes called "Mary Geerane's House."

"INISHMACLELAN, in the parish of Dunquin, it is an island off the coast of county Kerry, Ireland, 3 miles S.W. of Great Blasquet."

"INISHNABROE, one of the Blasquet Islands, in the parish of Dunquin, county Kerry, Ireland."

"INISTRUSKAR, (or Inishtooskert), an islet off the coast of the county Kerry, in the parish of Dunquin, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Dunmore.

"TYVOURNEY, a village in the parish of Dunquin, barony of Corkaquiny, county Kerry, Ireland, 5 miles S.W. of Ventry, on Dingle Bay."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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