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. Kildare.
ContentARDKILL, a parish, in the barony of CARBERY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (E.) from Edenderry (County Offaly), on the road from Mullingar(county Westmeath) to Naas and Kildare; containing 864 inhabitants.
It is a rectory, in the diocese of Kildare, wholly impropriate in the Marquess of Downshire; the tithes amount to £168. 17s. 5.50d.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union of Carbery.
At Dimtura is a school under the patronage of Viscount Harberton.