Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Kerry

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.

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    KILCREDANE, or KILSHIDEEN (commonly called KILKNEEDAN), a parish, in the barony of MAGONIHY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4.50 miles (N. by w.) from Killarney, on the old road to Tralee; containing 782 inhabitants, and comprising 3650 statute acres, mostly in tillage and of good quality.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, forming part of the union of Molahiffe; the rectory is impropriate in the Crosbie family. The tithes, amounting to £73. 16s. 10d., are payable in equal portions to the impropriator and the vicar. The townlands of East and West Inchicarriganes and Aughnablaha pay half tithes with the parish of Kilcummia.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Fieries ; the chapel at Ballyhar is a modern building.

    About 80 children are educated in two private schools. On an eminence overhanging the Gheestan river, which bounds the parish on the north-east, are the ruins of the old church.