Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Laois

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. Laois.


  • Place
    Ballintubber
  • County
    Laois
  • Parish
    Ballintubber
  • Content
    BALLINTUBBER, or FONSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of BALLYADAMS, QUEEN'S county, and province of LEINSTER, 3 1/4 miles (W. by S.) from Athy (co. Kildare): the population is returned with the parish of Ballyadams. This parish is situated on the road from Maryborough (Portlaoise) to Carlow; agriculture is improving, there is a small quantity of bog, and limestone is quarried for building. Kellyville, the residence of the late Judge Kelly, is now the property of Thos. Kelly, Esq. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, united to that of Ballyadams, and its tithes are included in the composition for that parish. The church of the union, a neat small edifice in good repair, is situated here, and adds greatly to the pleasing appearance of the village. In the Roman Catholic divisions also it forms part of the union or district of Ballyadams. The schools are noticed in the description of that parish.