ISLAND-ICANE

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

ISLAND-ICANE, a parish, in the barony of MIDDLETHIRD, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 8 miles (S. S. W.) from Waterford, on the south-eastern coast, containing 1139 inhabitants. Off the coast are several rocks partially covered with grass, called the Isles of Icane. Further to the west a range of basaltic rocks of columnar structure projects into the sea, having a bold and picturesque appearance. Lead has been extensively obtained here, and there are indications of other metals. At Ballyscanlan is a lake of about 20 acres. On the verge of the parish, close to the picturesque ruins of the castle of Don Isle, is Dunhill Lodge, the residence of W. Power, Esq. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Waterford, forming part of the union of Kilbride; the tithes amount to £164. 3. 2. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Dunhill, and contains a chapel. Here is a private school of about 100 children.

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