BALLYVALDEN, a parish, in the barony of BALLAGHKEEN, county of WEXFORD, and province of LEINSTER, 12½ miles (S. by W.) from Gorey; containing 1379 inhabitants. It is situated near the eastern coast, and comprises 2338 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ferns, held with the impropriate curacies of Kilmuckridge and Millenagh; and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in the Earl of Portsmouth.
The tithes amount to £179. 7. 9., of which £112. 6. 2½.
is payable to the impropriator, and £67. 1. 6½. to the vicar. The church of the union is at Kilmuckridge. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Black water. There are three hedge schools, in which about 170 children are educated.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.
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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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