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The first mention of the parish is recorded in 1240 when it is referred to as Effyng. It is thought that the name comes from a saint named St. Eimhin whose name also crops up in the name Monasterevan (Mainister Eimhin).
The parish of Effin includes the Electoral Divisions of Ballymacshaneboy and Tobernae.
Garrienderk is mentioned in the 1840 survey as Garrai an Deince' on the gardens of the cave of Hollow.

Silver Chalice.
There is a silver chalice still in use in Effin which bears the following inscription: Aegidius Hiffernane et Eleanora Gibbon et Cornelius Hiffernane Aegidii filius me fieri fecurunt 1633. It was found in Kilquane Graveyard when a gravedigger was digging a grave.
The folklore collections (1937 – 1938 . Effin National School is on reel number S157: These films are available for consultation at the Limerick Studies Department, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick

Effin, Co. Limerick
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