From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
FURNAUGHTS, or FORENAUGHTS, a parish, in the barony of SOUTH SALT, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Naas, on the road to Blessington: the population is returned with the parish of Naas. This small parish comprises only 765 statute acres. The seats are Forenaughts, the residence of the Rev. R. Wolfe; and Furness, that of W. Beauman, Esq. It is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Kildare, united with that of Hainstown, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £19. 14. 0., and those of the benefice to £26. 11. 6. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Kill. Some remains of the old church still exist, and at Furness is a rath.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
This is a story for the genuine booklover, penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St. John Featherstonehaugh.
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