The road south from Lough Gur passes the village of Bruff, with its ruined castle of the de Laceys. A few miles to the east is Knockainy, only 537 feet high but prominent because of its isolation. It was named from a Munster princess who lived there in the second century (cnoc Aine means Aine's Hill). In early times it was the venue of a festival like that of Tailte in County Meath. Knockainy village, on the east side of the hill, was a town of importance in medieval times.
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