I pasted this conversation from Co, Clare library forum. The parts highlighted in red pertain to information on the D’Arcy family and the original name of Knockalban – Mount-Scott from whence they derive.
Hello Teresa – you have found a lot in your research. There are many families of Sexton & D’Arcy in the area of village of Mullagh. I see Frank and Ellen D’Arcy in Census of 1911 at Carrowlagan which is just outside village of Mullagh.
I was just looking at ‘Tithe Applotment Books for 1824’ (these were payments to Church of Ireland by Catholics) – and I saw where Knockanalban is also known as ‘Mount Scott’ – and there are still Sextons in this area. This would come about in translation from Irish to English – Knock is ‘cnoc’ in Irish – which means little hill – or mount – and the next part – an – means ‘of’ – and the last part ‘alban’ is scotland – thus Mount Scott!!
The parish of Kilmurray/Ibrican will be empty tomorrow – as everyone will be in Dublin for All-Ireland Final as the local team are in ‘Club’ Final – a first for County Clare!! – so get your Green/Red flag out to cheer them!!
There are players called Sexton and D’Arcy on team!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Miriam.
I was told by my uncle that a deceased uncle was mad into Gaelic football. He was captain of the team.