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DUNMOYLAN, a parish, in the Shanid Division of the barony of Lower-Connello, county of Limerick, and province of Munster, 11/2 mile (S.) from Shanagolden, on the road to Newcastle; containing 1704 inhabitants. It comprises 1774 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is in general good, but for want of drainage is much damaged by surface water; the system of agriculture is in a backward state.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Limerick, forming part of the union of Castlerobert, or Robertstown; the rectory is impropriate in the Earl of Cork. The tithes amount to £235, of which two-thirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Kilcoleman. There are three private schools, in which about 50 children are educated. Near the ruins of the old church is the doon, or fort, whence it derives its name.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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