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
    Kyle
  • County
    Laois
  • Parish
    Kyle
  • Content
    KYLE, or CLONFERTMULLOE, A parish, in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 1 3/4 miles (N.W.) from Burros-in-Ossory, on the road to Roscrea (Co. Tipperary); containing 1810 inhabitants. It comprises 6225 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £2802 per annum. Agriculture is improving; there is little bog, but a considerable quantity of mountain land. Charleville, the property of the White family and now in the occupation of Col. Johnson, is situated in a handsome demesne. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the Diocese of Killaloe, forming part of the union of Roscrea; the tithes amount to £111.16s.10d. In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Roscrea, and contains a chapel. There is a public school of 20 children to which Sir C. Coote, Bart and the Rev. W. Higgins contribute; and a private school of about 40 children. Here are the remains of an encampmanet, of the old church and of Ballaghmore and Cloneurse castles.
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