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Drom

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DROM, or DROMSPERANE, a parish, in the barony of ELIOGARTY, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 2½ miles (S. W,) from Templemore, on the road from that place to Cashel; containing 1951 inhabitants.

It comprises 4111 statute acres, and is in the diocese of Cashel; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Ormonde; the vicarage forms part of the corps of the treasurership in the cathedral of St. Patrick, Cashel. The tithes amount to £221. 10. 9¼., of which £138. 9. 2¾. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising this parish and Inch, in each of which is a chapel; that of Drom is a large handsome building, erected in 1829. There is a public school, in which about 180, and two private schools, in which about 170, children are educated.

Here are some remains of the old church. A constabulary police force is stationed in. the village.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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