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
    Ballybought
  • County
    Dublin
  • Parish
    Ballybought
  • Content
    BALLYBOUGHT, a parish in the barony of UPPERCROSS, county of Dublin, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (S.W.) from Ballymore-Eustace; containing 207 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the road from Ballymore to Hollywood, and is chiefly under an improving system of tillage and pasturage; it forms part of the lordship and manor of Ballymore.

    White Lays, is the seat of J. M. Lynch, Esq.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Dublin, and is one of four which constitute the union of Ballymore; the rectory is appropriate to the treasurership in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Dublin. The tithes amount to £41 3s. 1d., of which £11 18s. 9d., is payable to the treasurer, and £29 4s. 4d., to the vicar. The church is in ruins; and there is neither glebe-house nor glebe.

    In the R.C. divisions also, it is included in the union or district of Ballymore.

    Near Broad Lays is a rath or moat, in which, on its being opened a few years since, was discovered, about twenty feet from the surface, a large, circular flagstone placed over several compartments, each having a small flag at the top and containing ashes and burnt bones. Near White Lays, there is a circle of large blocks of granite, which must have been brought hither, as there is no granite in the parish; in the centre were several upright stones which have been removed; it is supposed to have been a druidical relic.