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Kilgarvan

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"KILGARVAN, a parish and village in the barony of Glanarought, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 6 miles N.E.E. of Kenmare, its post town. The parish is 10 miles long by 6 broad. The surface is mountainous, and is traversed by the Roughty rivulet, along whose valley passes the road from Macroom to Kenmare. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value £206, in the patronage of the bishop. The church was built in 1815 by the late Board of First Fruits. The Roman Catholic church is united to that of Killaha. There are National and three other day schools. Near Ardtully is the field of Callan, where the MacCarthys conquered the Fitzgeralds in 1261, and John Fitz Thomas was killed. Adjacent to this spot are traces of a building said to have been the Monaster-ni-Oriel, or Abbey of Oriel, also Ardtully Castle. A curious dis-placement of rock, technically called a "fault," is observed in the Roughty glen, where the one side is limestone, the other grit. Among the mountains is a stone which bears the imprint of numerous human feet. Copper occurs among the hills. In the village is a police station, and petty sessions are held once in three weeks."

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

The civil parish of Kilgarvan contained the following townlands:

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