Bordwell Civil Parish
|Poor Law Union||Donaghmore|
BORDWELL, a parish in the
barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 2¾ miles
(N.E.) from Rathdowney; containing 869 inhabitants. It is situated
on the road from Abbeyleix to Templemore, and comprises 2549 statute
acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The state of agriculture is
improving; there is a small quantity of bog; and limestone is quarried in
the parish. The principal seats are Grantstown, the residence of R.
Vicars, Esq.; Coolfin, of T. Roe, Esq.; and Ferville, of ----Palmer, Esq.
The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the
patronage of the Bishop; the tithes amount to £137. 10. The church
is in ruins, and divine service is performed in the school-house.
There is neither glebe-house nor glebe. In the R.C. divisions the
parish forms part of the union or district of Aghavoe; the chapel is a
large building. The parochial school is supported by subscription,
aided by annual donations from Lord Lorton, the rector, Mr. Roe, and
others; and at Fox Rock is a National school; in these schools are about
50 boys and 30 girls. At Grantstown and at Kilbredy are the ruins of
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LDS Film Numbers
|Film Title||Film number(s)|
|Tithe Applotments, 1826||#0256575|
|Griffith's Valuation, 1850||#101757|
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Civil Parish Links
|Griffith's Valuation Bordwell Civil Parish, Names Index, by townland, From-Ireland website|
|Aghaboe RC Parish, baptisms pre 1796 thru 1797, ConnorsGenealogy website|
|Griffith's Valuation for Bordwell Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website|
|Tithe Applotments for Bordwell Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website|
|Griffith's Valuation Index for Bordwell Civil Parish, John Hayes' website|
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