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Local Studies Department

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary 1837

Towns & Villages

NURNEY, a parish, in the barony of CARBERY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (W.) from Enfield, on the road to Edenderry; containing 685 inhabitants, and comprising 1748 statute acres. The principal residence is Williamstown House, that of J. Williams, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kildare, forming part of the union of Carbery: the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Downshire. The tithes amount to £66. 16. 0 ¾ ., of which £44. 10. 8 ½ ., is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union of Cadamstown: the chapel is a good plain building. At Cloghrike is a national school, in which about 100 children are educated.

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