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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CALLABEG, (or Kilnasear), also called LOUGHMOE-EAST, a parish, in the barony of ELIOGARTY, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 2 1/2 miles (S. E.) from Templemore; containing 1600 inhabitants.

This parish is situated on the river Suir, which separates it from Loughmoe-West, and on the road from Templemore to Thurles, and comprises 3417 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. On the townland of Killahara is a very fine old castle, which formerly belonged to the Purcells, and is now the property of Mr. Trant. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cashel, and is part of the union of Templetuohy and corps of the prebend of Kilbragh in the cathedral of Cashel: the tithes amount to £249. 17. 9. There is a pay school, in which are about 30 boys and 20 girls."

"CLANWILLIAM, a barony in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded on the N. by Kilnemanna, on the E. by Middlethird, on the S. by Offa and Iffa, and on the W. by Limerick. Its length is 16 miles by 12½ wide. The barony contains the parishes of Bruis, Ballygriffin, Corroge, Cullen, Cordangan, Clonpet, Clonballoge, Clonbeg, Emly, Glenbane, Kilshane, Kilmucklin, Killardry, Kilfeacle, Kilcolman, Rathlynin, Solloghodmore, Solloghodbeg, Shronell, Tipperary, Templenoe, Templeniery and a part of Clonoulty, Donohill, Dangandargan, Ougnterleague, Relickmurry, Templobredon, and Teem, comprising 115,960 acres."

"DERG, a lough on the borders of the counties of Tipperary, Clare, and Galway, Ireland. It extends from Killaloe to Portumna, and has an average breadth of 2 miles. It contains the bays of Scarriff, Youg Hal, Castletown, and Scooe, and two islands of Inishcaltra or Holy Island, Inismore, and others. It is surrounded by the Slieve Bernagh and Arra mountains, and is supplied by several mountain rivers."

"DERRY, an island in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland, 6 miles N.W. of Borrisokane."

"DERRYFADDA, the chief of a cluster of bogs lying between the counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary, province of Leinster, Ireland. It extends over 5,540 acres."

"DEVIL'S BIT MOUNTAINS, in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. They extend to the borders of King's County, province of Leinster. The highest peak is 2,084 feet. The village of Templemore lies at their base. The range derives its name from a singular looking gap on one of the principal summits. In 1790 an old copy of the Gospels, in Irish, of the 13th century, was found here in a cave."

"EAST IFFA AND OFFA, (and West Iffa and Offa) two baronies in county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. The baronies of Clanwilliam, Middlethird, and Slievardagh are on the N., county Kilkenny on the E., county Waterford on the S., and counties Cork and Limerick on the W. They are 26 miles in length, and their greatest breadth is over 12 miles. The western division contains part of the Galtee and Knockmeledown mountains, but the greater portion of the surface consists of the Golden Vale of the Suir. The river Suir washes the eastern skirts of the Galtees. West Iffa and Offa contains the parishes of Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Derrygrath, Molough, Mortlestown, Neddans, Newcastle, Rochestown, Shanrahan, Templetenny, Tubbrid, Tullaghorton, Tullaghmelan, and Whitechurch, with the towns of Clogheen, Caber, and Ballyporeen, and part of the parish of Caher. East Iffa and Offa contains the parishes of Ballyclerahan, Carrick, Kilgrant, Kitegan, Kilcash, Kilmurry, Lisronagh, Newchapel, Rathronan, and Temple-Etny, with the town of Abbey, and part of Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel, besides part of the parishes of Donaghmore, Garran-Gibbon, Newtown-Lenuan, Inishlounaght, Killoloan, Kilsheelan, and St. Mary of Clonmel.

"ELIOGARTY, a barony, county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by Ikerrin on the N., by the county Kilkenny on the E., by Middlethird on the S., and by Kilnemanagh and Upper Ormond on the W. Its length is 14 miles, by 10 wide, and it extends over 90,681 acres. The surface is varied, consisting of middling quality soil, with a large proportion of bog. It contains the parishes of Athnid, Ballymurreen, Drom, Fertiana, Galbooly, Inch, Kilclonagh, Kilfithmone, Loughmoe East and West, Moycarky, Moyne, Rahelty, Shyane, Thurles, and Twomileborris, and parts of Ballycahill, Holycross, Kilcooly, Templetouhy, and Templemore, with the towns of Templemore and Thurles."

"FUNCHEON, a rivulet rising in three headstreams on the boundaries of the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary, Ireland. The waters unite near Mitchellstown, and after a course of about 27 miles join the Blackwater 2½ miles below Fermoy. The stream is frequented by salmon and trout."

"GLENBOWER, a ravine in the county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is a very picturesque spot."

"GOLDEN-VALE, a fertile district in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford, Ireland, consisting principally of the valley of the river Suir. The soil of the vale is chiefly a rich loam, resting on a subsoil of lime."

"IKERRIN, a barony in county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is 13 miles in length and a little over 8 in breadth. It is bounded by King's County on the N. and N.W., by Queen's County and county Kilkenny on the E., by the barony of Eliogurty on the S., and by the barony of Lower Ormond on the W. A large portion of the Devil-Bit mountains lies within the limits on the W. The Suir traverses the length of the barony. It contains the parishes of Barnane, Killavinoge, Killea, Killoskehan, Bourney, Rathnaveoge, and Templeree, and the town of Roscrea, and parts of the parishes of Borrisnafarney, Corbally, Cullenwaine, Templemore, and Templetouhy."

"KEEPER, a mountain in county Tipperary, Ireland, rising to the height of 2,265 feet."

"KILLEEN, a bog in county Tipperary, 5 miles N.E. of Cashel."

"KILNEGARRUFF, (or Kilnegariff, a parish, partly in the barony of OWNEY and ARRA, county of TIPPERARY, and partly in the barony of CLANWILLIAM, county of LIMERICK, but chiefly in the county of the city of LIMERICK, in the province of MUNSTER, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Castleconnell, on the road from Limerick to Dublin; containing 2361 inhabitants. It comprises 2900 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and about 500 acres of valuable bog. The land is based on limestone; part of it is extremely rich and part sterile. Agriculture is improving rapidly, and the cultivation of green crops has been introduced.

Towards the western termination of the parish there are several flourishing plantations, which form part of the Earl of Clare's demesne. The principal seats are Thornfield, the residence of Major-Gen. Sir R. Bourke; Woodsdown, of Major Gough; Mulcaher, of the Rev. J. Crampton; and Rich Hill, of W. Howly, Esq. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, forming part of the union of Castleconnell: the tithes amount to £271. 14. 93/4. The church was destroyed in the war of 1641, and was rebuilt, but is now in ruins.

In the R. C. divisions it is also part of the union or district of Castleconnell, and has a large new chapel at Ahane. About 200 children are educated in three schools, to one of which Gen, Bourke, who built the school-house, subscribes £14 annually. Here is a dispensary, connected with that of Castleconnell."

"KNOCKMELEDOWN, a range of barren mountains on the borders of counties Tipperary and Waterford, Ireland, rising to the height of 2,609 feet above the sea-level at the highest point."

"LINAAN, a tributary of the river Suir, county Tipperary, Ireland."

"LOWER ORMOND, a barony in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by Kings County, county Galway, and the baronies of Upper Ormond and Owney and Arra. It extends over an area of 135,724 acres, and contains Cloghjordan and the parishes of Aglishcloghane, Ardcrony, Ballingarry, Borrisokane, Cloghprior, Dorrha, Dromineer, Finnoe, Killodiernan, Knigh, Lorrha, Loughkeen, Modreeny, Terryglass, Uskane, and parts of those of Kilbarron, Kilruane, Monsea, and Nenagh.

"LOWER and UPPER KILNAMANAGH, two baronies in county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. The former is 9 miles long by 7 broad. Its boundaries are North Kilnamanagh on its N. and W. sides, Middlethird on the E., and Clanwilliam on the S. It contains the parishes of Aghacrew, Ballintemple, Clogher, Kilmore, Kilpatrick, Rathkennan, and parts of Clonoulty, Donohill, and Oughterteague. The Upper barony is 14 miles long, and its greatest breadth is 8. Its boundaries are Upper Ormond and Ikerrin on the N., Eliogarty and Lower Kilnamanagh on the E., Clanwilliam on the S., and county Limerick on the W. It contains the parishes of Glenkeen, Moyaliff, Templebeg, Upperchurch, and parts of Ballycahill, Doon, and Toem, with the village of Borrisoleagh.

"MIDDLETHIRD, a barony in county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. Its boundaries are the baronies of Eliogarty, Slieveardagh, Iffa and Offa, Clanwilliam, and Kilnemanagh. It is 12 miles long and the same in width at the broadest part. It contains the parishes of Ardmayle, Ballysheehan, Baptist-Grange, Barretts-Grange, Boytonrath, Brickendown, Colman, Cooleagh, Coolmundry, Dogstown, Drangan, Erry, Fethard, Gaile, Horeabbey, Kilbragh, Kilconnell, Killeenasleena, Kiltinan, Knockgraffon, Magorban, Magowry, Mora, Oughteragh, Peppardstown, Railstown, Rathcool, Redcity, St. Johnstown, St. Patricksrock, Tullamain, and parts of Cloneen, Dangandargan, Donaghmore, Graystown, Holycroos, Relickmurry, and St. John Baptist."

"MONAINCHA, a bog on the borders of Queen's County and county Tipperary, Ireland, 2 miles S.E. of Roscrea. Near it are the ruins of Monaincha Abbey."

"MULKERN, a river of county Tipperary, Ireland. It rises in the Doon hills, and after receiving the tributary waters of the Deal and Newport, joins the Shannon below Anmacotty."

"NORE, a river in the county of Tipperary, Ireland. It rises near Roscrea, in the low country between the Slieve Bloom and Devil's Bit mountains, and after a course of nearly 70 miles in a S.E. direction, joins the river Barrow above New Ross, county Kilkenny."

"OWNEY AND ARRA, a barony in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is bounded by counties Galway, Clare, and Limerick, and by the barony of Ormond. It extends over an area of 89,671 acres, and contains the parishes of Burgesbeg, Castletownarra, Kilcomenty, Killoscully, Kilmastulla, Kilnarath, Kilvellane, Youghalarra, Templeachally, and parts of Abington and Monsea."

"SLIEVEARDAGH, a barony in the county of Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It contains the parishes of Ballingarry, Buolick, Crohane, Fennor, Grangemockler, Iserkieran, Killenaule, Kilvemnon, Lickfinn, Lismalin, Modeshil, Mowney, Templemichael, and parts of Cloneen, Garrangibbon, Graystown, Kilcooly, Newtownlennan, and St. John Baptist."

"SUIR, a river of counties Tipperary, Waterford, and Kilkenny, Ireland, joins the Barrow at Waterford Harbour."

"TAR, a stream of county Tipperary, Ireland, rises near Templetenny, under the Galtee mountains, and joins the Suir near Newcastle."

"TEMPLEICHALLY, (or Templekelly), also called CALLATHAMERY, a parish, in the barony of OWNEY and ARRA, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER."

"THE GALTEES, a mountain range of the counties Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It commences near Cahir in the Suir valley, and taking a S.S.W. direction, extends 20 miles, terminating at Mount Seefin, near Charleville. The Slievenamuck hills and the Golden Vale are on the N. of the chain, the Knockmeledon mountains and Clogheen are on the S., and the beautiful glen of Aherlow lies in the midst. Many of the peaks attain an altitude of 1,000 feet; the highest is Galteemore, 3,008 feet, which has a cromlech on its summit, and a lake on its side said to be unfathomable. The Galtees abound in every variety of charming scenery.

"UPPER ORMOND, a barony in county Tipperary, province of Munster, Ireland. It is surrounded by the baronies of Lower Ormond, Upper Kilnemanagh, Owney, Arra, and King's County. It area is 79,472 acres. It contains the parishes of Aghnamedle, Ballygibbon, Ballymackey, Ballynaclogh, Dolla, Kilkeary, Kilmore, Kilnaneave, Latteragh, Lisbunny, Templederry, Templedowney, and parts of Kilruane and Nenagh. It gives title of marquis to the Butlers.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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