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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845



A parish in the barony of Corcomroe, 2 miles north-west of Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Munster. Length and breadth, each 2 miles; area, 3,547 acres, 3 roods, 37 perches. Pop., in 1831, 1,454; in 1841, 1,824. Houses 297. The surface extends northward from the upper part of Liscanor bay, comprises a series of pastoral uplands, and consists of what is locally called cold-stone or grit ground, with hardly any rocky surface. The chief residences are Moymore, Summerville, Castleview, and Sandfield.—This parish is a vicarage, and part of the benefice of KILMANAHEEN, in the dio. of Kilfenora. Vicarial tithe composition, 35; glebe, 7. The rectorial tithes are returned with those of the other parishes of the union, and are appropriated to the archdeaconry of Kilfenora. The Roman Catholic chapel has an attendance of 340; and, in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement, is united to the chapel of Kilmacrehy. In 1834, the parishioners, with 3 exceptions, were all Roman Catholics.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1845
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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