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"KILLINEY, a parish in the barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 11 miles N.E. of Dingle. Castlegregory is its post town. The parish is 6 miles long. The surface is hilly, with a proportion of fertile soil. On the coast are several small islands, called the Seven Hoggs, and the Magharee Isles. The former are connected with the mainland by a long neck of sandy beach, which divides the two bays of Brandon and Tralee. Tho living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value £338, in the patronage of the bishop. The church was a gift of the late Board of First Fruits in 1810. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to that of North Cloghane. There are three hedge-schools."

"CASTLE GREGORY, a village in the parish of Killiney, barony of Corkaquiny, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 14 miles to the W. of Tralee, and 212 miles from Dublin. It is seated on the S. coast of Tralee Bay, and was the site of an ancient castle, which, being garrisoned for Charles I., was taken by the parliamentary forces during the civil war. The village contains a Roman Catholic Chapel, an endowed school and coastguard and police stations. A fair for the sale of cattle, &c., is held on the 15th August."

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

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