In 1868, the parish of Donard contained the following places:
"DONARD, a parish in the barony of Lower Talbotstown, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 6 miles N.E. of Baltinglass, its post town. It is situated on the Little Slaney river, and on the road from Hollywood to Hacketstown. The surface is mountainous, but the soil good. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Dublin, value with Cryhelp, £150, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church was built in 1835 by the late Board of First Fruits. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to that of Dunlavin. Here are parochial, infant, and Sunday schools. The town stands at the foot of Donard Mountain, which rises 1,753 feet above sea-level. It was formerly a market town, and was burnt in 1798 by the insurgents. Here is a police station. St. Silvester is said to have been buried in Donard church, and subsequently removed to Toughboyne Monastery"