Lax Weir

MILL ROAD ARTIST SARAH ROSE BOLGER WITH HER PAINTING OF THE LAX WEIR, MILL ROAD, CORBALLY, COMMISSIONED FOR CORBALLY HOUSE NURSING HOME.
Low tide showing up what little remains of the once Great Lax Weir, the weir 1,150 feet long extended across the Shannon from below Corbally Mill to St. Patrick's Protestant Church, Parteen.
View of Lax Weir showing the Queen's Gap, Castle, Caretakers house, tip of St. Thomas's Island and St. Patrick's Protestant Church, Parteen.
Lax Weir and Castle
Lax Weir and Castle
Salmon cribs in position at the Lax Weir. The salmon could not return once they passed through the narrow vertical openings in the cribs
Timber gratings in position to block salmon from going upstream and to divert them into traps or cribs.
Portion of the Lax Weir, caretakers house and St. Patrick's Protestant Church, Parteen, Co. Clare.
LAX WEIR BASED ON A PLAN DRAWN BY A. GRAY IN 1864
A section of the Lax Weir on the Clare shore was recently cleared of ivy, underneath it revealed part of the remains of the caretakers house.
Part of remains of caretakers house on Lax Weir, Clare shore.
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Ann MacLysaght Liston

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Mark Ryan | Reply 06.11.2017 17.47

Great site . filled in some information on my family tree aswell. ☺

Ann 06.11.2017 23.35

Great Mark, good luck with the research.

Tony | Reply 06.11.2017 15.26

thank you very much Anne

tony | Reply 02.11.2017 09.37

Hello Anne
Really enjoy the site!
Is it possible to get the great photos of the weir?

Regards
Tony

Ann 06.11.2017 15.21

Yes, Tony, I will email some to you.

Jim | Reply 14.01.2016 19.50

mick hayes from the abbey

jim 14.01.2016 19.51

hi Anne Elaine the late Mick hayes was in so many pictures on your website where can I get the abbey fishermen dolls

elaine | Reply 11.01.2016 21.04

I love looking at old pictures

jim 11.01.2016 21.07

hi anne my late grandfather was involved in the abbey regatta all his life

Michael McInerney | Reply 12.11.2015 16.22

Thank you Ann. Your tip was great in helping me trace my family past. I wasn't aware that such detailed information was available.

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05.06 | 14:23

Great photos bringing memories of many walks on the red path and visits to Thomas island as a boy.

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05.06 | 09:57

are you orignally from the abbey

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16.05 | 21:42

Fr. O'Neill did retire from the U.S. Had heard he knew John Wayne O.K. so possibly he purchased the house for him.

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15.05 | 16:36

Apparently John Wayne paid for the house to be built for his local priest in Hollywood USA when the priest wanted to retire back to Ireland. True???

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