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Teampall Uí Mháille
Coordinates: 52°53′04″N 8°59′06″W / 52.884581°N 8.985108°W / 52.884581; -8.985108Coordinates: 52°53′04″N 8°59′06″W / 52.884581°N 8.985108°W / 52.884581; -8.985108
CountyCounty Clare
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Templemaley (Irish: Teampall Uí Mháille[1]) is a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. It contains the village of Barefield and part of the town of Ennis.


The parish of Templemaley is in the barony of Bunratty Upper, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of Ennis. It is 4.5 by 2.75 miles (7.24 by 4.43 km) and covers 4,648 acres (1,881 ha). Lough Dromore lies on the north boundary. The land slopes down from there to the River Fergus opposite Ennis. Lough Ballyallia is on the south-western boundary and Lough Cleggan on the western boundary. In 1841 the population was 1,634 in 251 houses.[2]

By 1837 the medieval Roman Catholic parish was part of a union with the parish of Doora.[3] It is now part of the parish of Doora Barefield in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.[4] This parish serves the civil parishes of Doora, Kilraghtis and Templemaley, including the village of Barefield. The church of The Immaculate Conception is in Barefield.[5] The Barefield National School is run by the Doora-Barefield parish.[6] St Josephs Doora-Barefield GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. It has its ground at Gurteen.[7]


The parish appears to be named after the same saint as the parish of Kilmaley, but there are no records that discuss him. As of 1893 his church, which had a very plain architecture, was still in reasonable condition. There were no other ancient ecclesiastical buildings in the parish. There is one holy well dedicated to Ingean Baoth, the patroness of Killanaboy parish. There were three old castles in Templemaley. One at Ballyallia belonged to Dr. James Neylan in 1580. It has been completely demolished. A castle at Ballycarrol belonged to Conor M‘Clancy in that year. The third castle, at Drumeen, does not appear in the 1580 list and may not have been standing at the time.[8]


Townlands are Ardcarney, Ballyallia, Ballycarroll, Ballycorey, Ballyduff (Blake), Ballyduff (Paterson), Ballyhee, Ballymaley, Ballymaquiggin, Ballymulqueeny, Barefield or Gortlumman, Cappahard, Cloonteen, Cragaweelcross, Derry, Dulick, Faunrusk, Inishmore, Killian, Knockaclara, Knockaderry, Knockanoura, Licknaun, Newpark, Nutfield and Reaskaun.[9]

The townlands of Ballycorey, Cappahard, Dulick, Knockaderry, and Knockanoura are in the town of Ennis.[10]




  • "About Us". St Joseph’s Doora Barefield. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  • "Doora and Kilraghtis". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  • "Ennis (Inis)". Clare County Library. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  • Frost, James (1893). "Ui Caisin, Templemaley Parish; Dr. James Neylan of Ballyallia". The History and Topography of the County of Clare. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  • Lewis, Samuel (1837). "Templemaly". County Clare, A History and Topography. Ennis: CLASP Press. ISBN 1-900545-00-4. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  • "Map of Templemaley Parish showing Townlands". Clare County Library. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  • "Our Parish". Doora-Barefield parish. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  • "Templemaley". Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  • "Schools". Doora-Barefield Parish. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  • "Teampall Uí Mháille". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 2014-04-10.

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