Baptista Boazio was commissioned to produce a map of Ireland at the end of the sixteenth century and he placed County Clare in Connaught.
In these examples the top is pointing West not North.
here is an enlargement of the Connaught region of the above map
If you are interested in these maps you could check out Cartographica Neerlandica.
Some of these maps were copied by artists and perhaps they got it wrong!
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