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Killentierna, Kerry

Historical Description

KILLENTIERNA, a parish, in the barony of TRUGHENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (S. by W.) from Castleisland, on the road to Killarney; containing 2079 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Brown Flesk, comprises 13,127 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £4194. 15. 2¾. per annum. The soil is light and gravelly; limestone, which abounds, is used for manure, and the state of agriculture is gradually improving: there are several patches of bog. Dicksgrove, the finely wooded demesne of R. Meredith, Esq., is in this parish. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, united to that of Dysert, and together constituting the union of Killentierna, in the patronage of the Proprietors of the Seigniory of Castleisland: the tithes amount to £283. 7. 2½., and the entire tithes of the union to £457; and there is a glebe of 35 acres, subject to a rent of £50 late currency. The church is a small plain building with a square tower, erected about 1816, towards which the late Board of First Fruits gave £800. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the district of Currens, or Killentierna: the chapel is near the latter village. About 90 children are educated in two private schools. The ruins of the old church still remain in the burial-ground.

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

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Land and Property

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