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"KILCUMMIN, a parish in the barony of Magunihy, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 4 miles N.E. of Killarney, its post town. The surface lies principally within the valley of the river Flesk, and forms part of a mountainous and wild district. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value with Killarney, £534, in the patronage of the crown and the Earl of Kenmare. There are two Roman Catholic chapels, united to that of Killarney, and three day schools. Shannagh is a residence situated in the E. of the parish. There is a monastery at Rathmore. Limestone is quarried in this parish."

"COOM, a hamlet in the parish of Kilcummin, barony of Magunihy, in the county of Kerry, Ireland, 11 miles N.E. of Killarney. It is also the affix to the names of several small rivers and lakes in the counties of Cork, Kerry, and Waterford."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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