Between Portumna and Tynagh.
Dr. Christy Cunniffe
A Coade stone mural plaque erected to the Nugent family in Kilcorban graveyard between Portumna and Tynagh. The Nugent’s were a transplanted Catholic family who were given property on the Clanrickarde estate at Pallas in Tynagh parish during the Cromwellian period. The mythical bird portrayed on their coat of arms is a cockatrice. The Nugent’s a Westmeath family resided originally in Pallas Castle and later erected a grand house there known as Pallas House. It was torn down in the early 20th century. Branches of the family also lived at Crannagh, Spring Garden and Flowerhill.
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