Castletownely

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CASTLETOWN-ELY, a parish, in the barony of CLONLISK, KING'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (S. E.) from Moneygall; containing 391 inhabitants.

It is situated on the confines of the county of Tipperary, and comprises 1563 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about 150 acres are bog.

Bushenstown, the residence of G. Minchin, Esq., is situated in a large demesne highly enriched with fine timber, and ornamented with varied and picturesque scenery; some hills rise boldly to the south-west of the demesne, and within it is a modern round tower, which forms a conspicuous land-mark. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, and is part of the union of Dunkerrin: the tithes amount to £122.15. 10.

In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Moneygall or Dunkerrin. There are two pay schools, in which are about 40 boys and 40 girls. There are some remains of the old parish church.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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