KILLODIERNAN, a parish, in the barony of LOWER ORMOND, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (N.) from Nenagh, on the river Shannon; containing 1348 inhabitants. It comprises 3476 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, generally light land and in tillage. There is a constabulary police station at Puckane.

The principal seats are Rockvalley, the residence of W. Molloy, Esq.; Blackfort, of W. Minnett, Esq.; the Lodge, of W. Studdart, Esq.; a fishing lodge of the Very Rev. Gilbert Holmes, Dean of Ardfert, beautifully situated on the banks of the Shannon; and Johnstown Park, the large and finely situated residence of J. S. Prendergast, Esq., in a well-planted demesne of about 200 acres, commanding fine views of the Shannon.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £231. 15. 4 ¾. The church is a neat edifice, built in 1811 by aid of a gift of £800 from the late Board of First Fruits, and has been recently repaired by a grant of £100 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. There is a glebe-house, with 22 acres of glebe.

In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Monsea, and has a chapel at Puckane. About 200 children are educated in four private schools. On the townland of Urragh are the remains of a castle, and in the demesne of Johnstown Park are the ruins of an ancient chapel, with a burial-ground attached, which is still used.

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