KILWATERMOY, a parish in the barony of COSHBRIDE, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 2 miles (S. E.) from Tallow, on the river Blackwater; containing 2527 inhabitants. The surface is in general mountainous. The principle seats are Moore Hill, the residence of W. Moore, Esq.; Sapperton, of S. Moore, Esq.; and Headborough, of the Rev. Percy Scott Smyth. These are handsome seats surrounded with plantations and ornamented with the river Bride, over which there is a wooden bridge. Here is also Janeville, the property of A. Keily, Esq. It is a vicarage in the diocese of Lismore, forming part of the union with Tallow; the rectory is impropriate in the Duke of Devonshire. The tithes amount to 265. 16. 11. of which 177. 4. 7. is payable to the impropriator, and 88. 12. 3. to the vicar. A handsome church was erected about 1831 by a gift of 900 from the late Board of First Fruits. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Knockanore, and contains a chapel. There is a parochial school of 25 children under the superintendence of the vicar, to which Stephen Moore Esq., contributes 30 annually; also a private school of about 35 children. Near the site of the old church is a natural cavern.

Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (London: 1837)

Michael Cronin 2001

Cronin Families of Cork

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