LISGENAN

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

LISGENAN, or GRANGE, a parish, in the barony of DECIES-within-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (E.) from Youghal, on the river Licky, and near the coast; containing 2195 inhabitants. It comprises 5689 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act: sea-weed, which is obtained in great abundance at the Cove, is used for manure. In the cliffs here are some remarkable caves, and off the shore is Goats' Island. At Whiting bay is Grange Lodge, the occasional residence of Sir Richard Musgrave, Bart., during the bathing season. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, forming part of the union of Kinsalebeg; the rectory is impropriate in the Duke of Devonshire. Of the tithes, amounting to £600, two-thirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar.

In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Ardmore, and has a small chapel. About 220 children are educated in three private schools.

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