Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Kilkenny

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. Kilkenny.

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    COLLUMBKILL, a parish, in the barony of GOWRAN, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 1 .50 miles (N. E.) from Thomastown ; containing 779 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the road from Thomastown to Greig, and contains 7113 statute acres. Kilmurry is the seat of Lord Chief Justice Bushe.

    It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and is part of the union of Thomastown ; the tithes amount to £278.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions also it forms part of the union or district of Thomastown; the chapel is at Murg. There are two private schools in which are about 60 boys and 50 girls.