Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Cork

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Cork.

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    Ballinahassig Village
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    BALLINAHASSIG, a village, in that part of the parish of BALLINABOY, which is in the barony of KERRICURRIHY, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (S.) from Cork on the road to Kinsale; containing 147 inhabitants.

    It was distinguished as the scene of a battle which took place in 1600, between a party of English and the insurgent forces under the command of Florence McCarthy. Here are mills belonging to Mr. D. Keller, capable of making 7000 barrels of flour annually, which, together with three or four houses and about twice as many cabins, constitute the village. Fairs are held on May 2nd, June 29th, Aug 10th and Sept 29th; and here is a dispensary.

    It is the head of a R.C. union or district, comprising the parishes of Ballinaboy, Dunderrow and Templemichael-de-Duagh, and containing chapels at Ballyheedy and Killeedy Hill.