The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

In 1868, the parish of Rathaspick contained the following places:

"RATHASPICK, a parish in the barony of Forth, county Wexford, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2½ miles S.W. of Wexford, its post town. The surface extends from Forth Mountain to Wexford Haven. The soil is of good quality. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ferns, value £108, in the patronage of the Incumbent of Wexford. The church was rebuilt by the late Board of First Fruits in 1823. It is annexed to Piercetown in the Roman Catholic arrangement. There is a school built and supported by the Morgan family, who are the principal proprietors of the parish, and have their seat at Johnstown Castle. There is a police station in the village. The ruins of Rathlannan Castle stand near Johnstown.

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