Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Cork

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    COOLINE, a parish, in the barony of ORRERY and KILMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 1.50 miles (S.W.) from Charleville ; containing 455 inhabitants.

    This small parish is situated on the road from Charleville to Liscarrol, and contains 1130 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £1539 per annum for the county cess. The land, which is extremely rich, is partly in pasture, and the portion under tillage producing excellent crops; the system of agriculture is slowly improving. A stratum of limestone gravel extends into the parish, and is chiefly used for repairing the roads; and there are indications of culm at Milltown.

    The principal seats are Cooline House, the residence of R. Weldon, Esq. ; and Milltown Castle, of G, Bruce, Esq, a handsome castellated mansion in the later English style.

    It is in the diocese of Cloyne, and is a rectory, constituting the corps of the prebend of Cooline in the cathedral of Cloyne, in the gift of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £70.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Ballyhea. The ruins of the church still remain in the ancient burial-ground.