"CORBALLY, a parish partly in the baronies of Ballybritt and Clonlisk, in King's County, province of Leinster, and partly in the barony of Ikerrin, in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland, 9 miles S.E. of Birr. The surface in parts is mountainous and boggy, but with a fair proportion of good arable land. The parish is trisected by intervening portions of Roscrea. The living is an impropriate rectory in the diocese of Killaloe. There are Roman Catholic chapels, and three day schools. There is no church, but public worship is performed at a private house. There are remains of a Culdee abbey, in the Norman style of the 7th century. The property formerly belonged to the Dillons."
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868