"KILCAVAN, a parish in the baronies of Ballaghkeen and Gorey, county Wexford, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2 miles N. of Gorey, its post town. The parish is 3 miles long by 2½ broad. Tara Hill is a prominent feature. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ferns, value with Gorey, £809, in the patronage of the crown. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to those of Ballyfad and Kilmichaelogue. There is a day school. Ballinastragh is the seat of Sir T. Esmonde. There are ruins of an old church and of Little Limerick Castle, an ancient seat of the Esmondes. Building stone is worked. Fairs are held on the 5th April, 21st August, and 12th November.
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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