Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Kilkenny

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    EARLSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of SHILELOGHER, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 2.75 miles (E.) from Callan, on the road from Desart to Thomastown; containing 679 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the Kings river, here crossed by a stone bridge, and comprises 2916 statute acres.

    Kilcoran is the residence of J. Batter, Esq. ; and New-town House, of the Rev. B. Morris.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Kells : the tithes amount to £197. 9s. 9.25 d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union of Callan, and contains a chapel.

    Here is a private school of about 100 children.

    At Castle-Eve are the remains of an old castle, with a moat and fortifications; in the Newton demesne is a square tower castle, in a good state of preservation ; and there are some small remains of the old church, with a burial-ground.