All Lewis entries for Murher


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


MURHIR, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4- miles (S.) from Tarbert ; containing 2978 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Gale, and on the confines of the county of Limerick ; it comprises 7664 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, consisting chiefly of coarse pasture land ; there is a large portion of bog, also some arable land, producing tolerable corn crops. It chiefly belongs to Trinity College, Dublin. The principal residence is Moyvane, the property of Baron Foster, now occupied by Mr. Enright. The parish is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe ; the rectory is impropriate in Anthony Stoughton, Esq., and the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavallin. The tithes amount to £143. 1. 7., of which £95. 7. 8. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar, In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Newtown-Sandes, a village in this parish, (which see), where the chapel is situated.


NEWTOWN-SANDES, a village, in the parish of MURHIR, barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (S.) from Tarbert, on the road from Listowel to Glin ; containing 72 houses and 375 inhabitants. It gives name to the R. C. district, comprising the parishes of Murhir and Knockanure, each containing a chapel : that of Murhir, situated in the village, is a large thatched edifice, which it is in contemplation to rebuild. Near the village is a large school-house, erected at the expense of the Rev. J. Long, P.P., and presented by him to the National Board of Education, which allows £12 per annum for the support of the school.

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