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

"BALLYKINE, a parish in the barony of South Ballinacor, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 4 miles to the S.W. of Rathdrum. It lies in a mountain district, on the south-west bank of the river Avonbeg, a little above the "meeting of the waters," and the beautiful valley of the Ovoca. A monastery was established here at an early period, on the site of which now stands Whaley Abbey, a modern seat. The living is included in the union of Rathdrum."

"BALLINACLASH, a hamlet and district parish in the barony of Ballinacor, and county of Wicklow, in the province of Leinster, Ireland, 3 miles to the S.W. of Rathdrum. It lies on the banks of the river Avonbeg. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Dublin, Glendalagh, and Kildare, of the value of £30, and in the patronage of the Rector of Rathdrum."

"MACREDDEN, a hamlet in the parish of Ballykine, barony of Ballinacor, county Wicklow, province of Munster, Ireland, 2 miles N. of Aughrim."

"WHALEY ABBEY, a demesne on the Avonbeg in the parish of Ballykine, county Wicklow, Ireland, near Rathdown. It occupies the site of the ancient abbey."


[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018