Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

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

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    CLONMULSH, a parish in the barony and county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 4.50 miles (S.) from Carlow(town)on the road to Bagnalstown; containing 711 inhabitants.

    It comprises 3102 statute acres as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £2458 per annum.

    Garryhundon, the seat of Sir. R. Butler, Bart., is situated on the townland of that name, which by an inquisition of Jas. I., in 1607, was found to be in the possession of Theobald, Lord Butler; and by a similar inquisition in 1623, the townlands of Ballybar and Clonmulsh are recorded to have been held by Peter Carew, Baron of Idrone.

    The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £330 15s. 4.75d. The church is a small plain building, situated near the road.

    In the R.C. divisions, this parish is in the union or district of Leighlin-Bridge.

    On the townland of Powerstown there is a school, in which about 30 children are taught, aided by an annual donation of £6 late currency from the rector.