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Wolta Wolta

John Hope from Maghera, Derry, gave this name to his home on Koolunga Station. He arrived in 1839 and built Wolta Wolta in 1846. From a one-room cottage it developed into a substantial home. He is buried in the Anglican cemetery at Walkerville and…

Neagles Rock

George Nagle from Kerry settled in Clare with his brothers in the 1840s and this look-out point is named after him

Lynch’s Corner

Never an official name, this was the home of the Lynch family. Bernard Lynch and Eileen Smith from County Cavan immigrated and settled in Mintaro in 1858 where they were married. They had thirteen children.

Inchiquin

The land and later Big House of E B Gleeson in Clare town was named after the barony in Ireland.

In 1859, Inchiquin was the home stay of Governor and Lady McDonnell on their visit to the mid north.

Gleeson grew wheat, barley, maize, potatoes…

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Gillentown

Thomas and Bridget Gillen (née McCann) arrived from Cavan, Ireland in 1855. Their two sons played prominent roles in South Australia: Francis James became an ethnologist and Peter Paul became commissioner of crown lands. The surname in Irish is Ó…

Enniskillen Lodge

Enniskillen is in Fermanagh. John Spratt lived in Enniskillen Lodge. In the 1901 Irish Census there is a John Spratt, a farmer, aged 22 living in Enniskillen, Ireland.

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Donnybrook

Donnybrook is a suburb of Dublin. The name was given to this section of Clare, South Australia by William Paxton. The name is from the Irish Domhnach Broc ‘church of Saint Broc’.

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Clare

Edward Burton Gleeson settled in Clare circa 1842 and became its first mayor. His mansion, Inchiquin, is still standing and is owned by the current mayor. Gleeson arrived from Calcutta on the Emerald Isle with his wife, Harriet, and children and his…

Armagh South

North-west of the town of Clare in South Australia is the beautiful ‘Valley of Armagh’. The South Australian Armagh was named by either Patrick Butler or E B Gleeson from Clare, Ireland, or William Henry Clark. Clark was born at Newry, County…

Armagh North

North-west of the town of Clare in South Australia is the beautiful ‘Valley of Armagh’. The South Australian Armagh was named by either Patrick Butler or E B Gleeson from Clare, Ireland, or William Henry Clark. Clark was born at Newry, County…