All Lewis entries for Lisselton


More information on Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Accompanying Lewis map for Kerry


LISSELTIN, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (N. W.) from Listowel, on the road from Tarbert to Ballybunnian ; containing 2148 inhabitants, of which number, 158 are in the village, which consists of 22 dwellings. The parish comprises 6327 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which only 300 acres are arable ; of the remainder, 1860 consist of coarse pasture, and 1744 of bog and mountain. It is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe: the rectory is impropriate in Thos. Anthony Stoughton, Esq., and the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavallin, also called the union of Listowel: the tithes, amounting to £120, are payable in equal portions to the impropriator and the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, which comprises the parishes of Lisseltin, Killeheny, and Kilconly, and the greater part of Galey, and contains the chapels of Lisseltin and Ballybunman. About 180 children are educated in three private schools.

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