Doon (County Limerick)
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Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out Parish of Doon.
Doon and its history.
Irish Dan Bleisce meaning Dan means fortification and the map of the area records eight ring forts. The main such Ring Fort t is located behind the Church of Ireland Church outside the village. The Bleisce part of the name revolves around three theories. The first theory is that the name is derived from a stream a in Irish fleisc - which flows through the village. The second is that Bleisc was the name of a swine herder for a local chieftain. The third is that Bleisc was a woman of ill repute, a harlot whose dan was a favourite haunt of soldiers of the Crown
A parish, in the Barony of Kilnamanagh Upper and in the Barony of Owneybeg but chiefly in Coonagh Co Limerick, Diocese of Emly and Cashel, and in the Counties of Tipperary and Limerick.
In east of County Limerick close to the border of County Tipperary. North Doon was in the Barony of Owenbeg, South Doon was in the Barony of Coonagh, and the Barony of Kilnamanagh is roughly the Tipperary part of the parish of Doon
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