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Parish Descriptions

Co Cork 1937

Kilmeen parish: a parish 3 miles north north-west of Clonakilty, and partly in the Barony of Ibane and Ballyroe, but chiefly in the western division of East Carberry, Co Cork, Munster. Length 6 miles and breadth 9 miles. Area of the Carberry section is 7305 acres; for the Ibane and Ballyroe section 1362 acres. Pop of the whole in 1831 3,980, 1841 3,730. 614 houses. Population of the Carberry section in 1831 3,517; in 1841 3,000. Houses 512. The surface is very hilly, but excellent roads insect it. The land is general so good so to produce wheat; it lets, on the average, at from 15/- to 21/- per acre. The nascent Arigadeen effects the drainage eastward. Fairs are held at Ballygurteen on June 24 July 25 and December 28. Church built in 1810 seat 210 but the attendance is 130. In 1834 the Protestants population was 254 and the RC population 3,853.

Ballymoney Parish: Ballymoney or Crossenhare, a parish in the eastern division of the Barony of East Carberry 7 miles south west by west of Bandon, Co Cork, Province of Munster. It contains the village of Ballineen. The length is 7 miles and the breadth 5 miles. area 7,308 acres. Population in 1831 3,803 ; in 1841, 3,733. Houses 607. The surface extends along the Bandon River and is traversed up the banks of that stream and westward, by the road from Cork to Bantry. The land is generally good, and for the most part, is under tillage and produces remarkably fine crops of wheat and potatoes. The church is an old building of unascertained date In 1834 the Protestant numbered 512 and the Roman Catholics 3,265.. A Sunday school has an average attendance of 65 children. Two day schools had on their books 63 boy and 37 girls. Three Hedge schools had an attendance in summer of 150 children.

Clonakilty:

Skibbereen:

Bandon:

Skull:

Co Limerick

Athea:

Corbally;

Co Wicklow

Kilmurry Barony of Rathdown:

Kilmeknoge Barony of Rathdown:

 

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