Kinvarra was granted by the Crown the 16th of June, on the 21st year of Charles the Second’s (A.D.1681) reign, at a rent of £1 03 3d, by the name of Kinvara along with Durus, and many neighbouring lands, to Col. Cary Dillon. O’Flaherty, who in the Ogygia spells the name Kinnmbeara, says that it was the Belgians who gave it that name.
Roderic O’Flaherty wrote the Ogygia in Latin in 1685. It was translated by the Rev James Hely AB in 1793). A brief exploration suggests that Kinnmbeara may have been misspelt by Cooke – Rinnmbeara could be the correct spelling – the typeface and/or printing quality may have led to some confusion.
Whatever the case – it appears Kinvara’s been in the EU for centuries….
OGYGIA – Roderic O’Flaherty, (1629-1718)
Part III. Vol: II
Befides we are told, that the Belgians gave names
to thofe places in the environs of Galway, Lougb-
Kime * , Rinntamuin, in Medrigia f ; Lough-
cutra, Rinnmbeara, Molinn ami Carnconuil, in Aidh-
ny J; alfo, in Weft-Meath, Loughhuair ;
Moynafuil ; alfo Moymoen ; and, in Thomond,
Credit also to O’Flaherty and Hely for the titles of their publications…
O G Y G I A, OR, A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF IRISH EVENTS: Collected from very ANCIENT DOCUMENTS, faithfully compared with each other, and supported by the GENEALOGICAL and CHRONOLOGICAL Aid of the SACRED AND PROPHANE WRITINGS OF THE FIRST NATIONS OF THE GLOBE.
WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LATIN BY
TRANSLATED BY THE REV”. JAMES HELY, A. B.