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Local Studies Department

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary 1837

Towns & Villages

DUNMURRY, a parish, in the barony of EAST OPHALY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (N.) from Kildare, on the road to Rathangan; containing 155 inhabitants. This parish comprises 1054 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, which, excepting a few acres of common, are entirely arable. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Kildare, forming part of the union of Thomastown: the tithes amount to £75. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Kildare. Dunmurry House is the residence of E.J. Medlecott, Esq.


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