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Dysartgallen, Queens County

Historical Description

DYSARTGALLEN, a parish, in the barony of CULLINAGH, QUEEN'S county, and province of LEINSTER, on the road from Castlecomer to Abbeyleix; containing, with the post-town of Ballinakill (which is described under its own head), 4018 inhabitants. This parish comprises 10,557 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the soil is generally good, and the land in a profitable state of cultivation; there is a small quantity of bog, and grit-stone is quarried for building. The principal seats are Heywood, noticed under the head of Ballinakill , Monaclare, the residence of S. M. Stubber, Esq; the Glebe-house, of the Rev. S. S. Trench; Ralish, of W. P. Thompson, Esq.; and Valleyfield of Mrs. Gale. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of Earl Stanhope: the tithes amount to £406. 3. 1. The glebe-house was built by a gift of £100, and a loan of £550 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1810, and has been considerably enlarged by the present rector; the glebe comprises 30 acres. The church, towards the repair of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £292, is a handsome building with a spire, situated in Ballinakill; it has a window of stained glass, and was erected in 1821, by a loan of £1100. The parish is in the R. C. district of Ballinakill, where and at Knockadigur there are chapels. About 680 children are taught in two public schools, of which the parochial schools are chiefly supported by the rector, who also built the school-house, at a cost of £300; and there are also five private schools, In which are about 160 children. There are remains of old churches at Dysart and Kilcronan; and at Heywood is a chalybeate spring.

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

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Land and Property

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