DONANEY, or DONENY, a parish, partly in the barony of UPPER PHILIPSTOWN, KING'S county, but chiefly in that of WEST OPHALY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (S. W. by S.) from Kildare, on the road to Athy : containing 676 inhabitants. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kildare, and is part of the union of' Lackagh ; the rectory is appropriate to the bishop. The tithes amount to #130. 18., of which #87. 5. is payable to the bishop, and #43. 12. 5. to the vicar, There are three acres of glebe, In the R. C divisions it forms part of the union or district of Monasterevan. About 70 boys and 30 girls are educated in a private school, There are some remains of an ancient church : also the ruins of a castle, and a large mansion-house now gone to decay, which was once occupied by the family of Browne.