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ContentDRUMDOWNEY, or DRUMDOWNA, a parish, in the barony of ORRERY and KILMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (w. by N.) from Mallow, near the road to Kanturk; containing 164 inhabitants.
This parish, which comprises only 356 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £489, 11 shillings 11 pence, per ann. was formerly more extensive; but the remainder has merged into the adjoining parish of Buttevant : a considerable portion of it is occupied by the wood of Drumdowney. The land is good and chiefly in tillage; limestone is in general use for manure, and the state of agriculture is improving.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, and forms part of the union of Ballyclough ; the rectory is impropriate in Col. Longfield. The tithes amount to £58. 10 shillings of which £28. 10 shilllings. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar.
In the R C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Kilbrin, also called Ballyclough.