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. Kerry.
ContentCLOGHERBRIEN, a parish, in the barony of TRUGHENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 1.50 miles (W. N. W) from Tralee, containing 1330 inhabitants.
This parish is situated on. the road from Tralee to the Spa, and near the bay of Tralee, and contains 3345 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is generally good and mostly under tillage : the system of agriculture is gradually improving, and sea-weed is much used as manure. There is no bog, but turf is supplied from Castle-Gregory, on the south-west side of the bay.
It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, and is part of the union of Ballynahaglish : the tithes amount to £332. 6s. 1d.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it is chiely included in the union or district of Tralee, but a small part is in the union of Ardfert. The church is in ruins, but the burial-ground by the road side is much used and contains several neat tombs. There is a hedge school of about 55 children.