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Donoughmore, Queens County

Historical Description

DONOUGHMORE, a parish, in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (N. W. by N.) from Rathdowney, on the road from Burros-in-Ossory to Kilkenny; containing 1211 inhabitants, of which number 383 are in the village. This parish contains 3226 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act: good limestone is procured in it. The village comprises about 70 houses, and contains extensive corn-mills and bacon stores, and a large starch manufactory. Fairs are held in it on March 28th, June 12th and 13th, Aug. 31st, and Dec. 12th. The Glebe-house is the residence of the Rev. J. J. Beresford; and Killadooney, of W. Calbeck, Esq. The living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £154. 9. 7½., and the glebe comprises 193 acres. The church was rebuilt by aid of a loan of £500 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1821. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the district of Grogan, and contains a plain chapel at Killismista, also a national school. The parochial school is endowed with an acre of land by the rector.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

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