Shrule Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Barony Slievemargy
Poor Law Union Carlow
Catholic Diocese Kildare & Leighlin
Catholic Parish Arles


SHRUEL, a parish, in the barony of Slivemargue, Queens's County, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N.) from Carlow; containing 183 inhabitants.  This parish is situated on the river Barrow, which here separates it from the counties of Carlow and Kildare; it comprises 784 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.  The castle was built in the reign of Elizabeth, soon after the reduction of Leix to English government, by Sir Robert Hartpool, constable of Carlow castle, and governor of the Queen's county; his extensive possessions have since passed through female heirs into other families.  The castle, once of some importance, is a massive pile, situated on the banks of Barrow; it isnow the residence of Hasting Herring Cooper, Esq.  Hollymount, the seat of Wm. Fishbourne, Esq., is also in this parish.  It is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, forming part of the union of Slatey; the tithes amount to 46.3.1.  In the R.C. divisions it is held with part of Killabin.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1824 #256685
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #844986
1901 Ireland census # 850462
1911 Ireland census # 2193089

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Tithe Applotments 1824, Shrule Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation 1850, Shrule Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Shrule Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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