EFFIN, a parish, partly in the barony of COSTLEA, but chiefly in that of COSHMA, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 1¾ mile (S, S. W.) from Kilmallock, on the road to Charleville; containing 2090 inhabitants, and comprising 8281 statute acres, of which 5138 are applotted under the tithe act. The land is excellent and much under tillage, and the mountain pasture good; the meadows attached to dairy farms are very productive. Newpark is the residence of J.
Balie, Esq.; and Maiden Hall, of R. Low Holmes, Esq.
It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Limerick, constituting the corps of the prebend of Ellin in the cathedral of Limerick, and in the patronage of the Earl of Dunraven; the tithes amount to £320, and there is a glebe of seven acres. The church is in ruins, and the inhabitants attend that of Kilmallock. In the R. C.
divisions it is united with those of Kilbreedy-minor and Kilquane; there are two small chapels, one at Effhin, the other at Kilbreedy. About 90 children are taught in two hedge schools.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.
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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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