Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Wicklow

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    MOYNE, a parish, in the barony of BALLINACOR, county of WICKLOW, and province of LEINSTER; containing 1175 inhabitants.

    This parish, which is situated on the confines of the county of Carlow, comprises 8407 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and was formed in 1818, by disuniting certain townlands from the parish of Hacketstown.

    The only house of importance is Coolballintaggart, the seat of A. Tate, Esq., a handsome mansion with a front of hewn granite, situated in a demesne tastefully laid out and commanding some fine mountain views.

    The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the incumbent of Hacketstown : the tithes amount to £184. 12s. 3 .75 d. The glebe-house, towards which the late Board of First Fruits contributed a gift of £450, and a loan of £50, in 1817, is a neat building ; the glebe comprises nearly 20 acres of arable and pasture land, including a small portion of bog, and is subject to an acreable rent.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Hacketstown.

    About 80 children are taught in a school supported by annual donations from the Rev. Mr. Wright and the Governors of the Foundling Hospital ; Earl Fitzwilliam gave the school-house and 5 roods of land. There is also a private school, in which are about 40 children.