All Lewis entries for Kinsalebeg


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


KINSALEBEG, a parish, in the barony of DECIES-within-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, separated from the town of Youghal by the river Blackwater ; containing 2780 inhabitants. The soil is fertile, and there is a ferry to Youghal : at Pil-town is a large flour-mill. The principal seats are D'Laughtane House, the residence of R. Power Ronayne, Esq. ; Monatrea, of the Rev. Percy Scott Smyth ; Mayfield, of J. Gee, Esq. ; Woodbine Hill, of G. Roch, Esq. ; Springfield, of Mrs. Fitzgerald ; Bayview, of M. Keane, Esq. ; Rock Lodge, of R. Bailey, Esq. ; Harbour View, of C. Ronayne, Esq. ; and Ring, of Dominick Ronayne, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, united to that of Lisgenan, and in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire, in whom the rectory is impropriate : the tithes amount to £810. 1. 1-., of which two-thirds are payable to the impropriator and one-third to the vicar ; and the tithes of the benefice amount to £470. The glebe of the union comprises lOa. 3r. 36p. The church is a neat structure, erected by a gift of £600 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1821. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Clashmore, and has a chapel at Piltown. There is a private school, in which about 120 children are educated. Near D'Laughtane House was formerly a castle, called Ballyheny. Piltown was formerly the residence of Judge Walsh, the supposed author of the commission to the insurgents in the reign of Chas. I. There is a large rath in the parish.

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