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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    FOSSY or TIMAHOE, a parish, partly in the barony of Maryborough, but chiefly in that of Cullinagh, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (S.W.) from Stradbally on the road from Stradbally to Ballinakill; containing 1819 inhabitants and comprising 10,600 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. Fairs are held on April 5th, July 2nd and Oct. 18th. The living is a vicarage, in the Diocese of Leighlin and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in J. Hone Esq. The tithes amount to £387.13s.9d., of which £258.9.2 1/2 is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Stradbally and contains a handsome chapel. The parochial school is aided by Mrs. Cosby, and there are five private schools, in which about 170 children are educated.