This parish, which is situated on the confines of the county of Kilkenny, comprises 4191 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and was anciently distinguished for its castle, of which there are still some portions remaining. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cashel, united to the prebend and vicarage of Crohane, and the rectories and vicarages of Modeshill and Mowney. together constituting the corps of the archdeaconry of Cashel, in the patronage of the Archbishop.
The tithes of the union amount to £1047. 3.4.; the glebe comprises 33½ acres. The church is a neat edifice.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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