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KILSILLAGH, a parish, in the barony of IBANE and BARRYROE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (S. E. by S.) from Clonakilty; containing 166 inhabitants. This small parish, which is entirely surrounded by the parish of Lislee, comprises 2 E only 237 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, the whole of which belongs to the see of Ross. The land is very fertile, and is wholly under cultivation; the substratum is clay slate, and the chief manure sea weed and sand, which are obtained with facility in great abundance; there is neither waste land nor bog.

It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ross, forming part of the union of Lislee: the tithes amount to £42. 14. 2.

In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Abbeymahon. There are some slight remains of the ancient parish church, to which is attached a small burial-ground.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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