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Cratloe

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Cratloe is a village in County Clare, Ireland, situated between Limerick and Shannon in the midwest of Ireland. It is possible that the name derives from Croit-shliabh meaning "hump-backed hill", referring to Woodcock Hill. What is now the present day parish of Cratloe consists of two parts; the former parish of Kilfintinan and a portion of the contemporary parish of Killeely. This was agreed upon by priests in the 18th century, who claimed there was not enough members of the clergy to operate fully in both parishes.HistoryThe area of Cratloe is first mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters, where it is recorded that in 376 AD, Crimthann mac Fidaig, King of Munster and High King of Ireland died in the Cratloe area from poison administered by his sister, Mongfind, who wished for her son Brión mac Echach Muigmedóin to be High King. Mongfind herself also died later, as she drank the poison to convinve the king to take some. In the end, however, Brian had to settle for the Kingdom of Connaught, while the High Kingship went to his half brother, who was to be later known as Niall of the Nine Hostages.In the 9th century, when the McNamaras territory was invaded by warriors from the Kingdom of Aileach in Ulster, the invaders chopped down oak trees in Cratloe Woods and brought them back to Ulster in order to use them for the roof of the Aileach Royal Palace. Cratloe woods has since been known for its oak trees, and wood from the Cratloe forests have been used in many important buildings throughout Europe.
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