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Dunkerrin Church of Ireland, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Church of Ireland,
Offaly (King’s Co.),

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us the following “DUNKERRIN, a parish, in the barony of CLONLISK, KING’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 4 ½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Roscrea, on the main road from Dublin to Limerick; containing 2177 inhabitants; of which number, 127 are in the village.”

Also, “It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, forming the head of the union of Dunkerrin, Castletown-Ely, Rathnaveoge, and Finglass, and in the patronage of the Bishop.”

and “The church is a handsome modern structure, erected in 1818, by aid of a loan of £1200 from the late Board of First Fruits. “

These photographs were taken May 2014