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Antiquities of Ullard, County Kilkenny

WE have left our carriages on what was once called ” The Street of Ullard ” ; houses lined the road where not one now remains ; a colony of Welshmen are reported to have settled here, and after many years’ residence to have emigrated to Newfoundland.

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Sheela-na-Gruia, Julliana, Johanna, Jude etc

Sheela-na-Guira is a corruption of Sheela Ny Oara ; the lady in question was
daughter of the head of the Connaught O’Garas, and a celebrated beauty in whose
honour the fine Irish air called after her was composed,

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