Sleaty Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Barony Slievemargy
Poor Law Union Carlow
Catholic Diocese Kildare & Leighlin
Catholic Parish Graigue (Killeshin)


SLATEY, SLEATY or SLETTY, a parish, in the barony of Slievemargue, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (N.N.W.) from Carlow; containing 189 inhabitants.  This parish, which is situated on the river Barrow, comprises 656 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at 728 per annum.  Knockbeg is the residence of W. Carruthers, Esq.; and here is also that of Gerald Byrne, Esq.  The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, united to that of Shruel, and in the patronage of the Bishop:  the tithes amount to 60, and the gross value of the benefice is 106. 3. 1.  In the R.C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Killeshin.  Here is a hedge school of 10 boys and 4 girls.  St. Fiech is said to have founded a church and bishoprick here, in the fifth century, the latter of which was afterwards transferred to Leighlin; in the churchyard are two stone crosses of remote antiquity; and there are ruins of a small church called Slieb-teach, or "The House near the Mountains," which is said to have been originally a place of great importance.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1829/31 #256686
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #101757
1901 Ireland Census #850462
1911 Ireland Census,  Townland: Knockbeg #2193089
1911 Ireland Census Townland: Sleaty #2193090

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Civil Parish Links

Griffith's Valuation, Sleaty Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Sleaty Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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