All Lewis entries for Templetouhy



Templetouhy

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

TEMPLETOUHY

TEMPLETOUHY, a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Templemore. on the road by Johnstown to Kilkenny ; containing 2653 inhabitants, of which number, 602 are in the village. This parish, which is separated from the parish of Callabeg by a small stream which also separates the baronies of Ikerrin and Eliogarty, comprises 6193 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is generally of good quality, and principally under tillage ; there is a large portion of bog, which might be very easily reclaimed. The principal seats are Cranagh, the property of J. Lloyd, Esq., but now in the occupation of the Rev, M. N. Thompson, a handsome mansion attached to a circular tower in the rear, the remains of a very ancient castle ; and Long Orchard, the residence of Richard Lalor Sheil, Esq. The village has lately been much improved, and several new houses have been built ; a penny post has been established ; nine monthly fairs are held in the year, chiefly for the sale of pigs ; and a constabulary police force has been stationed there. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Cashel, united to the rectory and vicarage of Callabeg, together forming the corps of the prebend of Kilbragh, in the cathedral of Cashel, and in the patronage of the Archbishop. The tithes amount to £501. 10, ; the glebe comprises 13- acres, and the gross value of the benefice is £749, 10. 9-. per. annum. The church is situated in the village. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Moyne ; the chapel, a neat building, is situated in the village. About 340 children are taught in four public schools, of which the parochial school is supported by the rector ; and there is a dispensary. There are remains of several old castles in the parish.


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