"TACUMSHIN, a parish in the barony of Forth, county Wexford, province of Leinster, Ireland, 3 miles S.E. of Killinick. Broadway is its post town. It is situated on Lough Tacumshin and Lady's Island Lake. Sea-weed is used for manure. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ferns, value with others, £789, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is now a ruin. Here are a parochial school and a coast-guard station. Bennetstown is the chief residence. There is a very extensive fishery, and immense flocks of sea-fowl frequent the coast." [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
"CHURCHTOWN, a parish and district, in the barony of FORTH, county of WEXFORD, and province of LEINSTER, 20½ miles (S. W.) from Broadway; containing 1429 inhabitants, It is situated on the Lough of Tacumshane, and was constituted an ecclesiastical district, comprising the parishes of Ballymore and Tacumshane, in 1834, The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Ferns, and in the patronage of the Chancellor of the diocese for the first three turns, after which the right of presentation will vest in the Bishop. The tithes of five townlands comprising 693 statute acres, amounting to £70. 10. l½., and a glebe of more than four statute acres were allotted for the support of the curate. The church, a neat building, was finished in 1835, at an expense of £800, granted by the late Board of First Fruits. In the R. C. divisions it is partly in the district of Maglass, and partly in that of Lady's Island, in which respectively are the chapels of Ballymore and Tacumshane. A parochial school has been established under the superintendence of the perpetual curate. The only remains of antiquity are the ruins of the old parish church of Tacumshane." [Lewis, Samuel, A 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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