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GARRYVOE, or GARRYBOVE, a parish, in the barony of IMOKILLY, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Castlemartyr; containing 813 inhabitants, It comprises 1657 statute acres,as applotted under the tithe act, about threefourths of which are under tillage, the remainder being pasture and furze brakes. The soils is generally poor, but is well manured with sea-weed and sand; the substratum is clay-slate. Being situated on the shore of the Atlantic, many of the inhabitants are engaged in fishing. The princ'ipal seat: is Garryvoe Lodge, the residence of J. O'Neil, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyue, and foms part of the union of Kileredan; the rectory is impropriate in A..Man Esq., M.D. The tithes amount to £232 10. 10., of which £155. 0. 6½. is payable to the imprupriator, and £77. 10, 3½. to the vicar, in the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Ladiesbridge, or Ballymacodu.

The paroehial schools are supported by Capt.

Hoare, Mrs. Fitzgerald., and the vicar; and there is a private school. The old church is in ruins, and near it is a small square tower, called Garryvoe Castle.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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