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Abington

Churches

  • Church of Ireland.  Earliest records b. 1811 in. 1813-; d. 1810.  Status: LC; NAI MFCI 2, M5222 (b. 1811-98; m. 1813-45; d. 1810-92)
  • Abington Church Murroe, Co. Limerick is a centre for worship set in a unique building which dates from 1870, it has a rich ecumenical heritage. It is situated in east County Limerick at the foot of the beautiful Sliabh Felim mountains a short distance from Murroe village and its Benedictine Monastery of Glenstal Abbey. It serves the Church of Ireland community in this                    area of the Diocese of Limerick and because of its age is now in need of restoration.
  • Catholic Parish:  Murroe & Boher, Cashel & Emly Diocese, address-Munroe, Co. Limerick.  Earliest Records:  B 1814-1880 @ NLI, 1814-1900 @ LA,  1814-1899 @ THU;  M  1815-1880 @ NLI, 1815-1900 @ LA, 1815-1899 @ THU
  • Catholic Church:  Murroe and Boher;  Saint Nicholas, Boher established  1839
  • Diocese of Emly & Cashel.  Parliament ordered the union of Cashel and Emly in 1568, but Catholics did not recognise this. The union of the Archdiocese of Cashel and the Diocese of Emly was formally effected in 1718, sixty-seven years after the last             Bishop of Emly, Blessed Terence Albert O'Brien (1647-51), died for the faith on a Limerick scaffold when Cromwellian forces under Henry Ireton captured the city in late October 1651. Since that date, and, indeed, for long centuries before, both dioceses shared a similar historical experience.

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Land and Property

  • Griffiths Valuation.  A property assessment taken in Abington in 1851-52.  List of assorted head of households and their townland resident.

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