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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    CLONMULT, a parish, partly in the baronies of IMOKILLY, and KINNATALOON, but chiefly in that of BARRYMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 5.50 miles (S. W.) from Tallow, on the road to Castle-Martyr ; containing 1128 inhabitants.

    It comprises 3850 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £2491 per annum. The surface is generally mountainous and wild, and agriculture is in an imperfect state. The village contains about 20 cabins.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, and in the patronage of the Bishop : the tithes amount to £225.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Castle-Martyr, and has a chapel in the village of Clonmult. There is a private school of about 20 children.