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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845



A parish in the barony of Burren, 4 miles north-north-west of Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Munster. Length, south by westward, 5 miles; extreme breadth, 2; area, 6,461 acres, 16 perches. Pop., in 1831, 1,088; in 1841, 1,239. Houses 197. The surface of the northern district chiefly consists of a prominent part of the Slieve-Elva group of mountains; and that of the southern district consists of the broken and tumulated limestone land which prevails throughout the barony.—One summit on the western border has an elevation of 1,109 feet above sea-level; and two adjacent to it, and on the western boundary, have altitudes of respectively 1,004 and 1,134 feet. The seats are Roaskey-lodge and Rathbaun-house. There is a spa in the south.—This parish in a rectory, and part of the benefice of KILLEILAGH, in the dio. of Kilfenora. Tithe composition, 73 16s 11d. In 1834, the parishioners were all Roman Catholics; and there was neither church, chapel, nor school.

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

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