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Local Studies Department

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary 1837

Towns & Villages
CARRICK

CARRICK, a parish, in the barony of CARBERY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 2 ¼ miles (N.) from Edenderry; containing 604 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Edenderry to Kinnegad, and on the banks of the river Boyne; the land is in a good state of cultivation, and the system of husbandry greatly improved; there is a considerable tract of bog. There are some excellent limestone quarries, and at Ballindolan is a quarry of black flag-stone. The seats are Rahan, that of the Rev. C. Palmer; Ballindolan, of Humphrey Borr, Esq.; and Grange Castle, of--- Tyrrell, Esq. A fair is held at Russel wood on the 28th of August. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kildare, and is part of the Union of Carbery; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Downshire. The tithes amount to £149. 16. 1 ½. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Cadamstown. A male and female parochial school at Rahan, in which are 30 boys and 30 girls, is supported by the vicar, aided by subscriptions. There are some remains of the old castle of Carrig, the residence of the Bermingham family, and of the old church, their burial-place; and also the ruins of Kinnefad, another residence of that family.

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