Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Wicklow

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. Wicklow.

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    DRUMKEY, a parish, in the barony of NEWCASTLE, county of WICKLOW, and province of LEINSTER, .50 a mile (N. W.) from Wicklow town on the road from Dublin city ; containing 254 inhabitants.

    This parish is bounded on the east by the sea and part of the Murrough of Wicklow, and comprises 1679 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

    It is in the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, and is a rectory and vicarage, forming the corps of the prebend of Wicklow in the cathedral of St. Patrick. the tithes amount to £65.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Wicklow; Here is a private school, in which are about 30 children.