Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Waterford

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    CLONEA, a parish, in the barony of DECIES-WITH-OUT-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 4 1/2 miles (E. by N.) from Dungarvan; containing 773 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the bay of Clonea in St. George's channel, and comprises 3338 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. Clonea Castle, the residence of Walter M'Gwire, Esq. (McGuire), is pleasantly situated near the cliffs, and commands a fine view of the sea.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, and is part of the union of Stradbally; the rectory is impropriate in the Duke of Devonshire. The tithes amount to £199.8s., of which £132.18s. 8d. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the incumbent. The glebe comprises la. 3r. 31p.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Kilgobinet; the chapel is a plain building.

    There is a pay school, in which are about 25 boys and 5 girls.