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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845


Nohoval, or Noughaval

A parish on the southern border of the barony of Burren, 2 miles north-east of Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Munster. Length, north-westward, 4 miles; extreme breadth, 2; area, 4,661 acres, 1 rood, 9 perches. Pop., in 1831, 408; in 1841, 450. Houses 65. The hamlet of Nohoval had, in 1831, 10 houses, and 64 inhabitants. The proportion of tillage or meadow land is very small; and that of limestone rocky pasture is very large, and quite predominant. The tillage lands produce potatoes, oats, and bere; the pasturable mountain amounts to about 80 Irish acres; and the extent of bog is about 20 Irish acres. The highest ground is on the northern boundary, and has an altitude above sea-level of 635 feet. The seats are Lismoher-house and Lismoher-lodge; and the principal antiquities are the cross and the ruined church of Nohoval, three cromlechs, three Danish forts, and the ruins or vestiges of Ballyganner, Ballymurphy, and Binroe castles. Lough Aleenaun lies in the east. The roads from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra pass through the interior. This Parish is a vicarage, in the dio. of Kilfenora. Vicarial tithe composition, 35; glebe, 32 10s. The vicarages of Nohoval and CARRUNE, constitute the benefice of Nohoval. Length, 10 miles; breadth, 4. Pop., in 1831, 1,453. Gross income, 106 10s.; nett, 100 13s. 6d. Patron, the diocesan. There is no church. The Nohoval and the Carrune Roman Catholic chapels have an attendance of respectively 100 and 700; and, in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement, are mutually united. In 1834, all the inhabitants of both the parish and the union were Roman Catholics; a hedge-school in the parish had on its books 20 boys and 15 girls; and 3 daily schools in the union had on their books 110 boys and 74 girls.

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

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