Clonakenny Roman Catholic Church, Co. Tipperary

Roman Catholic Church,
Co. Tipperary,

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us that Clonakenny is in the civil parish of “BOURNEY, or BOURCHIN, a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 ½ miles (S. E.) from Roscrea; containing 4061 inhabitants This parish is situated between the mail coach road from Dublin to Limerick, and the public road from Roscrea to Templemore; and comprises more than 9700 statute acres. “

and “In the Roman  Catholic divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, which comprises also the parishes of Burrisnefarney and Corbally, and contains four chapels, all neat buildings, of which the principal is situated at Clonakenny, in this parish. “

These photographs were taken May 2013