Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Kildare

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    FURNAUGHTS, or FORENAUGHTS, a parish, in the barony of SOUTH SALT, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Naas, on the road to Blessington(county Wicklow): the population is returned with the parish of Naas. This small parish comprises only 765 statute acres.

    The seats are Forenaughts, the residence of the Rev. R. Wolfe ; and Furness, that of W. Beauman, Esq.

    It is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Kildare, united with that of Painstown, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £19.14s. 0d., and those of the benefice to £26.11s. 6d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Kill.

    Some remains of the old church still exist, and at Furness is a rath.