KNOCKMOURNE or KNOCKMORE, a parish partly in the barony of BARRYMORE, partly in that of CONDONS and CLONGIBBONS, but chiefly in that of KINNATALOON, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (N. W.) from Tallow, on the road to Rathcormac; containing 3144 inhabitants. It comprises 7514 statute acres, of which 75 are woodland, 250 bog, and the remainder arable land : the soil is good, and there is much limestone and some brown stone. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, united at an unknown period, by act of council, to the vicarage of Ballynoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in the corporation of Waterford. The tithes amount to 1070. 12. 9. which is equally divided between the impropriators and the vicar, and the tithes of benefice to 840. 7. 4. The glebe comprises three acres. The church was rebuilt by a loan of 300 from the late Board of First Fruits in 1813. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district which includes the parishes of Knockmourne, Ballynoe, and Mogealy; and has chapels at Conna, Ballynoe, and Lisnabrint. Here is a private school, in which about 70 children are educated.

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

Michael Cronin 2001

Cronin Families of Cork

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