Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.

  • Place
    Killermogh
  • County
    Laois
  • Parish
    Killermogh
  • Content
    Killermogh or Kildermoy, a parish in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN'S county, and province of Leinster, 1¾ mile (N. by W.) from Durrow, on the road from that place to Roscrea (co. Tipperary); containing 1078 inhabitants. It comprises 2916 statute acres, of which about 250 are waste land and bog; the remainder is arable and pasture land. Limestone is obtained for building and burning. Here is Tentower, the seat of R. Wolfe, Esq. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Ladies Fitzpatrick: the tithes amount to £141. 1. 8¼. The church, which is a neat building, but not in good repair, was erected in 1796, by aid of a gift of £500 from the late Board of First Fruits, which also gave £100 and lent £550, in 1817, for the erection of the glebe-house: the glebe comprises 306a. 2r. 23p. In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Aghavoe (Aghaboe, Aughavoe) . About 100 children are educated in two public schools, aided by the Ladies Fitzpatrick, and of which the parochial school is also aided by the rector; and there is a Sunday-school. St. Columb is said to have founded an abbey here in 558.
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