Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.
ContentBENEKERRY, otherwise BUSHERSTOWN, a parish in the barony of RATHVILLY, (but locally in that of CARLOW), county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 2.50 miles (E.N.E.) from Carlow; containing 135 in habitants.
This parish is situated on the road from Carlow to Tullow, and is bounded on the south-west and east by the river Burren; more than four-fifths consists of meadow and pasture land, and the remainder is arable, with a few acres of woodland.
In the ecclesiastical divisions it is not regarded as a parish, but as forming part of that of Urglin, the incumbent of which receives the tithes, except of about ten acres, which pay tithe to the incumbent of Ballinacarrig or Staplestown.