Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Waterford

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. Waterford.


  • Place
    Kill - St. Nicholas
  • County
    Waterford
  • Parish
    Kill - St. Nicholas
  • Content
    KILL-ST.-NICHOLAS, a parish, partly in the county of the city of WATERFORD, but chiefly in the barony of GUALTIER, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (E.) from Waterford, and on Waterford harbour; containing, with the town of Passage, 1669 inhabitants.

    It comprises. 5644 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, a very small quantity of bog, and abundance of good building stone.

    The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Waterford, united episcopally, in 1813, to the rectory of Faithlegg, and is in the gift of the Crown : the tithes amount to £208. 12s. 3d. and of the union to £318. 12s. 3d. The church is at Passage, and was lately repaired by a grant of £139 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Divine service is also pefrormed on Sunday evenings, in a school at Passage. Here is a glebe of 5a. 2r. lp., but no glebe-house.

    In the R. C. devisions it is the head of a union or district comprising also the parishes of Faithlegg and Killea and has a chapel at Passage.

    About 120 children are educated in two public schools, of which the parochial school is aided by the archdeacon and the Marquess of Waterford ; and 45 in two private schools. At Cross there are some vitriolic springs.