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ContentCULLEN, a parish, in the barony of KINNALEA, County of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (N. N. E ) from Kinsale, on the road to Cork city; containing 1251 inhabitants.
It comprises 3940 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act The land is generally good, but the system of agriculture necessary for a succession of crops has not yet been introduced, although, from its vicinity to Carrigaline, and the facility of procuring sea-sand and sea-weed, cultivation is comparatively in a thriving state.
Glynney is the seat of G. N. Dunne, Esq.
It is a rectory, in the diocese of Cork, and is part of the union of Templebready, and corps of the deanery of Cork: the tithes amount to £253. 16s. 10d., and there is an excellent glebe-house, on a glebe of 21 acres. There are some ruins of the old church; the Protestant inhabitants attend divine worship at Ballymartle.
In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Ballymartle. There is a day school of about 20 children.