KILLEA, a parish, in the barony of GUALTIER, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER; containing, with the sea-port and post-town of Dunmore, 2490 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2950 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; and near its southern extremity is the fishing village of Portala. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Waterford, episcopally united, in 1815, to that of Rathmoylan, and in the patronage of the Crown; the rectory is impropriate in J. Kearney, Esq. The tithes amount to £270, of which £147. 13. 10. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar; and the entire tithes of the benefice amount to £217. 13. 10. The church was built in 1817, by aid of a gift of £900 from the late Board of First Fruits. The glebe of the union comprises 6a. 27p., and consists of a small plot in each parish. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Passage, and contains a chapel. About 120 children are educated in two public schools; and about 20 in a private school; there is also a Sunday school.—See DUNMORE.

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