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
    Slatey
  • County
    Laois
  • Parish
    Slatey
  • Content
    SLATEY, SLEATY or SLETTY, a parish, in the barony of SLIEUEMARGUE, QUEEN'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 1¼ miles (N.N.W.) from Carlow; containing 189 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river barrow, comprises 656 statute acres as apploted under the tithe act, and valued at £728 per annum. Knockbeg is the residence of W. Carruthers Esq., and here is also that of Gerald byrne, Esq., The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, united to that of Shruel, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the tithes amount to £60 and the gross valueof the benefice is £106.3s. 1d. In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Killeshin. Here is a hedge school of 10 boys and 4 girls. St. Fiech is said to have founded a church and bishoprick here, in the fifth century, the latter of which was afterwards transferred to leighlin; in the churchyard are two stone crosses of remote antiquity, and there are ruiuns of a small church called Slieb-teach, or “The Hosue near the Mountains”, which is said to have been originally a place of great importance.
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