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ContentLABASHEEDA or POUNDSTREET, a village in the parish of KILLOFIN, barony of CLONDERALAW, county of CLARE, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles from Kildysart, on the lower road to Kilrush containing 93 houses and 466 inhabitants.
From its situation on the Shannon a considerable quantity of corn is brought hither in winter, and sent in boats to Limerick. The erection of a small pier and quay would be of great advantage to the trade.
There is a ferry across the Shannon to Tarbert. A court for Lord Egremont's manor of Clonderalaw is occasionally held by the seneschal for the recovery of small debts; and a constabulary police force is stationed in the village.
Near it a large R. C. chapel. a handsome cruciform building, has been lately erected.