The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland; Adapted to the New Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland; Adapted to the New Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...all its serfs and farmers I In l369, Sir William de Windsor, lord-j ustice of Ireland, held a parliament at Baldoyle. The village stands on the Portmarnock estuary, about half-a-mile north of the road which leads eastward from Dublin to Howth. It has a neat and comparatively comfortable appearance; and is much frequented in summer as a marine watering-place. Little trade exists. Its harbour is nearly dry; admits boats only before last quarter flood; and experiences an average tidal rise of about l2 feet. Yet there are good landing-places, with conveniences for drying nets; and a few wherries and smacks employ about l00 men in the fisheries. The Roman Catholic chapel stands in the village; and the parish-church, now an utter ruin, though picturesque, stands about a mile distant. Area of the village, 27 acres. Pop., in l83l. l,009; in lR4l, 835. Houses l63--This parish is a curacy in the dio. of Dublin, and forms part of the benefice of Howth: which see. The corporation of Dublin being the proprietors of the parish, and having let it tithe-free, the incumbent of Howth was currently regarded as having no right to any emolument from the parish; but, in l837, he is officially reported to have obtained information from recent discoveries which appeared to entitle him to the tithes. The Roman Catholic chapel has an attendance of l,000; is grouped with the chapels of Howth and Kinseely in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement; and, jointly with them, has 3 officiates. In l834, the Protestants amounted to 85, and the Roman Catholics to l,053; and 3 daily schools--2 of which were each salaried with 35 from the National Board, and served respectively for males and for females--had on their books 243 boys and 2I9 girls. In l840, the salaries...show more

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