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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    BALLINLONDRY or BALLYLANDERS, a parish in the barony of COSTLEA, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (N.W.) from Galbally on the road to Kilfinane; containing 2999 inhabitants, of which number 281 are in the village, which is large and of modern erection, consisting of good houses built of stone and roofed with slate; it is a constabulary police station.

    The parish is the property of the Earl of Kingston. The land is generally good and is mostly under tillage, producing abundant crops: there is a considerable tract of bog, in the centre of which rises a very copious spring supplying two streams, one flowing to the north and the other to the south, and both forming a boundary between this parish and that of Ballingarry.

    It is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Emly, and forms part of the union of Duntrileague, and the corps of the prebend of Killenellick in the cathedral of Emly: the tithes amount to £250. The old church has long since fallen into decay, and is now a picturesque and venerable ruin near the village; in the churchyard is a remarkably fine ash tree.

    The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; the chapel a large handsome building is situated in the village.

    There are three pay-schools, in which are about 150 children; and a dispensary is supported in the usual way.