All Lewis entries for Lackagh


More information on Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)

Accompanying Lewis map for Kildare


LACKAGH, a parish, partly in a detached part of the KING's county, but chiefly in the barony of WEST OPHALY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER 2? miles (W.) from Kildare, on the road to Monastereven, and on the Grand Canal ; containing 1450 inhabitants. It comprises 6431 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Kildare, united to the vicarage of Doneny, and in the patronage of the Bishop ; the tithes amount to #258. 9. 2?., and the value of the benefice is #302. 1. 10?. The glebe-house was erected by aid of a loan of #350 and a gift of #450 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1816 ; the glebe of the union comprises 18a. 2r. 16p. The church was rebuilt by aid of a grant from the same Board, about 1835. There are two private schools, in which about 80 children are educated. There are some remains of a castle that formerly belonged to the Fitzgeralds ; and of Mount Rice, a large mansion erected by the Rice family.

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