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EGLISH, a parish, partly in the barony of LOWER-ORMOND, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, but chiefly in that of EGLISH, or FIRCAL, KING'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (K. E.) from Parsonstown, on the road to Tullamore; containing 3290 inhabitants. This parish is six miles in length by four in breadth, and comprises 7722 statute acres there is a great deal of bog, and some limestone for building and burning. Eglish Castle is the residence of Capt. English; Tulliuisky, of Handy Dynelly, Esq., Whigsborough, of R Drought, Esq.; and here is the residence of the Rev. W. Parsons. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Fircall; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Downshire. The tithes amount to £148. 12.???, of which £96. 18. 5 is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar: the glebe comprisc 116a. 2r. 38p., the annual value of which is £99. 8. The church is a very old building;. In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, comprising also DrumculIin parish, in each of which is a chapel. There are six private schools, in which abant 240 children are instructed.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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