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Kilgarrilander, Kerry

Historical Description

KILGARRILANDER, a parish, in the barony of TRUGHENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Milltown, on the north side of Castlemaine harbour, and on the road from Castleisland to Dingle; containing 2793 inhabitants. It comprises 12,171 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land partly consists of a fine alluvial soil on a substratum of limestone; but a large portion of the parish is occupied by the southern side of the mountains of Cahirconree and Bourthriggoum: it also comprises a valuable bog of considerable extent. Keel is the residence of Giles Ray, Esq. The parish is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe: it is a rectory, forming part of the union of Kiltallagh; the tithes amount to £216. 18. 5., and there is a glebe of 11 acres. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the district of Castlemaine: there is a chapel at Boulteens. About 60 children are educated in three private schools. Remains of the old church still exist in the burial-ground; and at Ardcanaught is a burial-place, used only for children.

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

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Land and Property

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