Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Limerick

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. Limerick.

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    BALLINGADDY, a parish, in the barony of COSTLEA, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 2 .25 miles (S.) from Kilmallock, on the road to Kilfinnan ; containing 1031 inhabitants.

    It comprises 5615 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about 400 are mountain, and the remainder is generally in a good state of cultivation. Mount-Russel, the residence of J. Russell, Esq., is beautifully situated at the foot of the mountain range, commanding an extensive view over a very rich vale.

    It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Limerick, and forms part of the union of Kilmallock : the tithes amount to £280. The ruins of the old church are situated near Riverfield; and adjoining the churchyard are 24 acres of excellent glebe.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Kilmallock; the chapel is a small thatched building. There is a pay school, in which are about 40 boys and 30 girls.