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Fossey or Timahoe, Queens County

Historical Description

FOSSEY, or TIMAHOE, a parish, partly in the barony of MARYBOROUGH, but chiefly in that of CULLINAGH, QUEEN'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (S. W.) from Stradbally, on the road from Stradbally to Ballinakill; containing 1810 inhabitants, and comprising 10,600 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. There is plenty of limestone, and shafts are now being sunk for coal. Esker is the seat of T. A. Bailey, Esq. Fairs are held on April 5th, July 2nd, and Oct. 18th. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in J. Hone, Esq. The tithes amount to £387. 13. 9., of which £258. 9. 2½. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Stradbally, and contains a handsome chapel. The parochial school is aided by Mrs. Cosby; and there are five private schools, in which are about 170 children.

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

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Land and Property

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