Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Waterford

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    COLLIGAN, a parish, in the barony of DECIES-WITHOUT-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 3.50 miles (N. N. W.) from Dungarvan ; containing 1009 inhabitants.

    It is situated on the road from Dungarvan to Clonmel (County Tipperary & Waterford), and contains 3679 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The high grounds are well planted, and here is a neat house and grounds, which is the occasional residence of Walter McGwire, Esq.

    The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire, in whom the rectory is impropriete ; the tithes amount to £135, of which £90 is paid to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Kilgobinet, and contains a chapel. Here is a cavern of considerable extent in the limestone rock.