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Rathmore

Co Carlow


From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis

Rathmore, a parish, in the barony of Rathvilly in the county of Carlow, and the province of Leinster, 7 miles (S. W.) from Baltinglass, on the road from Tullow to Castle-Dermot; containing 225 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the confines of the county of Kildare, by which it is bounded on the north-west, and on the river Slaney, which forms its south-eastern boundary. As applotted under the tithe act, it comprises 2374 statute acres, the greater part of which is in meadow and pasture, and the remainder in tillage; there is a very small portion of woodland and bog. Rathmore is a station of the constabulary police. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, forming part of the union of Rathvilly: the tithes amount to 160, and there is a glebe of 13 acres. In the R. C. divisions also it is part of the union or district of Rathvilly. About 120 children are educated in a school endowed by the late Mr. Disraeli, who bequeathed 3000 for its establishment and support: the school-house is a handsome building, consisting of a centre and two wings the former being appropriated as a residence for the master and mistress, who receive 30 per ann. each, and have the use of five acres of ground rent-free.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis


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