Killermogh Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Barony Clarmallagh
Poor Law Union Abbeyleix
Catholic Diocese Ossory
Catholic Parish Aghaboe

 

Killermogh, or Kildermoy, a parish, in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Durrow, on the road from that place to Roscrea; containing 1078 inhabitants.  It comprises, 2916 statute acres, of which about 250 are waste land and bog; the remainder is arable and pasture land.  Limestone is obtained for building and burning.  Here is Tentower, the seat of R. Wolfe, Esq.  The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Ladies Fitzpatrick; the tithes amount to 141. 1. 8.  The church, which is a neat building, but not in good repair, was erected in 1796, by aid of a gift of 500 from the late Board of First Fruits, which also gave 100 and lent 550, in 1817, for the erection of the glebe-house; the glebe comprises 306a. 2r. 23p.  In the R.C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Aghavoe.  About 100 children are educated in two public schools, aided by the Ladies Fitzpatrick, and of which the parochial school is also aided by the rector; and there is a Sunday-school.  St. Columb is said to have founded an abbey here in 558.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837

 


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Townlands

Ballycolla Coolderry
Ballycolla Heath Killermogh
Ballygauge Beg Park
Ballygauge More Rathmakelly Glebe
Cool Tintore

 

LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1823-38 #256639
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #101757
1901 Ireland Census #850458
1911 Ireland Census #2193075
Aghaboe RC  registers, baptisms, 1796-1880; marriages, 1794-1880 #979700

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Civil Parish Links

Griffith's Valuation, Killermogh Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Killermogh Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
Aghaboe RC Parish, church records, ConnorsGenealogy website
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