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Moyasta
Maigh Sheasta
Hamlet
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Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 52°40′02″N 9°32′15″W / 52.667206°N 9.537467°W / 52.667206; -9.537467Coordinates: 52°40′02″N 9°32′15″W / 52.667206°N 9.537467°W / 52.667206; -9.537467{{#coordinates:52.667206|-9.537467|dim:100000_region:IE|||||| |primary |name=

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Country 23x15px Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Moyasta (Irish: Maigh Sheasta, meaning "plain of Asta"[1]) is a hamlet in County Clare, Ireland, situated between Kilkee and Kilrush on the N67. The hamlet is bordered by the Moyasta River, flowing from the bogs to Poulnasherry Bay.

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Michael Connell, Moyasta, Co. Clare after eviction

Moyasta was part of the Vandeleur Estate. In the post-famine era, the name Vandeleur became synonymous with the worst of landlord evictions, with over 20,000 evicted from the part of their estate in the Kilrush Union.[2]

Landmarks

A famous landmark is Moyasta Junction, the triangular train station where the line of West Clare Railway coming from Ennis and Milltown Malbay splits with separate lines to Kilkee and Kilrush.

Notable people

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