About 30 children are taught in a school at Knoekmacart, chiefly supported by Mr. Blood and Mr. Synge, and about 70 in a school held in the chapel. The ruins of the ancient church stand near the margin of a small lake; near them are those of the castle of Rath, and in the vicinity, those of a castle called O'Nial's Court, formerly the residence of the chieftains of that family.
A large monumental stone near the castle records its destruction, and that of part of the family, by lightning.
The ruins of Tier Mac Bran castle are situated near the shore of Inchiquin lake.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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