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Stradbally, Kerry

Historical Description

STRADBALLY, a parish, in the barony of CORKAGUINEY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 10 miles (N. E. by N.) from Dingle, on the Connor-Hill road to Tralee; containing 1253 inhabitants, of which number, 425 are in the village. It is situated on St. Brandon's bay, and comprises 5790 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the soil is in general light, and there are some patches of bog: the state of agriculture is gradually improving. A new road, in continuation of the line from Dingle made a few, years since, is now in progress through the parish, and will be extended to Knockglass, in the parish of Kilgobbin, where it will form a junction with the mail road to Tralee. The village of Stradbally comprises about 60 small houses, mostly thatched; and within the limits of the parish are Hillville, the residence of John Jas. Hickson, Esq., and Stradbally Lodge, of Geo. Hickson, Esq., both commanding fine views of the bay and mountain of St. Brandon. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, forming part of the union of Ballynacourty, also called the union of Kilflyn: the rectory is impropriate in the Earl of Cork. The vicarial tithes amount to £185. In the R. C divisions it is part of the union or district of Castle-Gregory. In the cemetery adjoining the village are the ruins of the old church.

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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