All Lewis entries for Lisgoold


More information on Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Accompanying Lewis map for Cork


LISGOOLD, a parish, in the barony of BARRYMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 6- miles (S. S. E.) from Rathcormac, on the road from Midleton to Fermoy ; containing 893 inhabitants. It comprises 6981 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £4688. 15. per annum : the soil is poor, and the state of agriculture is rather backward. The beautiful glen of Bally-Edmond contains some fine plantations, and is traversed by the river Curra in its course to Midleton. Fairs are held at Lisgoold on May l st, June 24th, Nov. 1st, and Dec. 21st. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, united prior to any existing record to the rectories and vicarages of Ballintemple and Imphrick, the rectory of Ballycaraney, and two-thirds of the rectory of Kilcreden, together constituting the union of Lisgoold and the corps of the precentorship of the cathedral of Cloyne, in the gift of the Bishop : the rectory is impropriate in G. Lukey, of Midleton, Esq. The tithes amount to £201. 15. 6-., of which £118. 14. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the incumbent ; the entire tithes of the benefice amount to £977. 3. 5-. There is a glebe of l9a. 2r. 23p. The church, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits contributed £500, was built in 1788. With the exception of Lisgoold and Ballycaraney the parishes of the union are detached at a considerable distance from each other. In the R. C. divisions Lisgoold gives name to the union or district, which also comprises the parishes of Ballycaraney, Templeboden, and Templenecarrigy : the chapel is at Lisgoold.

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