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"HOLYCROSS, a par. and post-office vil. in the bars. of Eliogarty and Middlethird, co. Tipperary, prov, of Ireland, 2 miles S.W of Thurles. It is 2½ miles long by 1½ mile broad. The parish lies in the valley of the river Suir, and is well cultivated. The road from Thurles to Cashel traverses the interior. The living is a perpet. cur. in the dioc. of Cashel, val. with two others, £173, in the patron. of the bishop. The church was built in 1821, by means of a loan from the late Board of First Fruits. The Roman Catholic chapel is united with that of Ballycahill. There is a parish school, and two or three private schools. The principal residences are, Holycross Hous, Beaksstown, Raheen, Prior Lodge, Farney, Whitefort, and Springfield. The village is a poor place, situated in the Middlethird division of the parish. It contains a large distillery, and the Suir is crossed by a bridge here. Holycrosss Abbey is one of the most interesting ruins in Ireland."

Transcription from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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