Inch St. Lawrence

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ISERTLAURENCE, or ISAINT-LAURENCE, a parish, in the barony of CLANWILLIAM, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (S. E.) from Limerick, on the road to Cahirconlish; containing 1009 inhabitants. It comprises 1314 statute acres; the soil is indifferent, but fine limestone is obtained and basalt rises through it in several places to a considerable height. It is a vicarage, in the dioeese of Emly, forming part of the union of Ballybrood; the rectory forms the corps of the prebend of Isert-Laurence in the cathedral of Emly, and being held by the bishop gives him a seat in the chapter-house. The tithes amount to £138. 9. 2¾., of which £92. 6. 1¾. is payable to the bishop, as prebendary, and the remainder to the vicar.

In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Cahirconlish, and has a small chapel, near which is a burial-ground containing a well dedicated to St.

Laurence, which is much resorted to. About 110 children are educated in a national school adjoining the chapel. There are some remains of a fortress nt Seaghard, and the ruins of the castle of Grenane.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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