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Kilrenny, Kildare

Historical Description

KILRENNY, a parish, in the barony of CARBERY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (S. E.) from Kinnegad, on the road from Edenderry to Clonard; containing 608 inhabitants. The land is good and almost equally divided between an improving system of tillage and pasture: there is but little bog, and no waste land. Kilglass is the residence of J. Shaw, Esq. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kildare, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rec-tory is impropriate in the Loftus family of Killyon. The tithes amount to £45, of which £30 is payable to the impropriator and £15 to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Ballyna, or Johnstown.

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

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Land and Property

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