In 1868, the parish of Dunlavin contained the following places:
"DUNLAVIN, a parish, post and market town, in the baronies of Lower and Upper Talbotstown, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 22 miles S.W. of Dublin. It lies near the sources of the rivers Liffey and Slaney, and has a good soil and hilly surface. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Dublin, value with four others, £447, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church was built in 1816 by means of a loan from the late Board of First Fruits, and by subscriptions. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to those of Donard and Donaghmore. There is a Sunday-school and nine day schools. The town is situated on the borders of the counties of Wicklow, Dublin, and Kildare. It contains a dispensary within the Baltinglass Poor-law Union, chief police station, and market-house, which last is a fine classical building, erected by Robert Tynte, to which family the town belongs. Petty sessions are held fortnightly. In 1798 the market-house was fortified for the protection of the inhabitants, who fled hither on the approach of the insurgents. Dean Swift was rector of this parish for some time. Danish raths exist here and at Milltown, also an ancient burial-place. Stone and slate are quarried. Wednesday is market day. Fairs are held on the 1st March, 19th May, second Friday in July, 21st August, third Tuesday in October, and 1st December."
"MILLTOWN-DUNLAVIN, a parish or townland in the barony of Upper Talbotstown, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2 miles S.S.W. of Dunlavin. It is joined with the parish of Dunlavin, which see."
"MILTOWN-DUNLAVAN, a parish, in the barony of UPPERCROSS, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (S. by W.) from Dunlavan; containing 712 inhabitants. This parish is an isolated portion of the barony, south of Ballymore-Eustace, and wholly enclosed within the counties of Kildare and Wicklow. In ecclesiastical concerns it is not known as a parish, but is considered as forming part of the union of Dunlavan."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018