Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Waterford

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    KILBARRY, a parish, in the county of the city of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 1 mile (S.) from Waterford, on the road from that city to Tramore ; containing 587 inhabitants.

    A preceptory of Knights Templars was founded here in the l2th century, on the dissolution of which order it was given to the Knights Hospitallers. The ruins show that it consisted of a dwelling-house, connected with a chapel. On the opposite side of the marsh near which they stand is a very fine cromlech.

    The parish contains 4241 statute acres, of which part is arable, the rest marsh, which being under water the greater part of the year, renders its vicinity extremely unhealthy; it is, however, proposed to cut a canal, for the double purpose of draining it and facilitating the conveyance of agricultural produce and manure.

    Ballinamona is the seat of T. Carew, Esq.

    The living is an impropriety cure, in the diocese of Waterford, and in the gift of G. L. Fox, Esq., in whom the rectory is impropriety : the tithes amount to £155, payable to the impropriator, who allows its to the curate of St. Patrick's, Waterford, for the performance of the clerical duties.