All Lewis entries for Drumdowney


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


DRUMDOWNEY, or DRUMDOWNA, a parish, in the barony of ORRERY and KILMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (W. by N.) from Mallow, neat the road to Kanturk ; containing 164 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises only 356 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £489. 11. 11. per ann. was formerly more extensive ; but the remainder has merged into the adjoining parish of Buttevant: a considerable portion of it is occupied by the wood of Drumdowney. The land is good and chiefly in tillage ; limestone is in general use for manure, and the state of agriculture is improving. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne. and forms part of the union of Ballyclough ; the rectory is impropriate in Col. Longfield, The tithes amount to £58. 10., of which £28. 10. is payable to the impro priator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Kilbrin, also called Ballyclough.

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