"RATTOO, a parish in the barony of Clanmaurice, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 7 miles S.W. of Listowel. Tralee is its post town. It lies at the junction of the rivers Feale and Brick. The surface consists of arable and hilly pasture, lands. The road from Tralee to Ballybunion traverses the interior. The living is an impropriate rectory in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe. It is united to Killury in the Roman Catholic arrangement. There are three private schools. The principal seats are Ballyhorgan, Rattoo Lodge, and Bushmount. A castle formerly existed here, and there are some remains of a round tower, and of an abbey. The latter was founded by Friar William in the time of John."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)