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"KILTALLAGH, a parish in the barony of Trughanacmy, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 2 miles N. of Miltown, its post town. The parish is 2 miles long and 1½ broad, and contains the town of Castlemaine. The surface lies along the bank of the river Maine. It is mountainous and boggy, including part of the Slieve Nish mountain. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value with three others, £410, in the patronage of the crown. The church was erected by aid of a loan from the late Board of First Fruits. There is a Roman Catholic chapel and four or five day schools. Laharun is one of the principal residences."

"CASTLEMAINE, a village in the parish of Kiltallagh, barony of Trughanacmy, in the county of Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, one mile from Milltown. It is pleasantly seated at the S. foot of the Slievemish mountains, on the banks of the river Maine, at the head of Castlemaine harbour, in Dingle Bay. The Maine is crossed by a very ancient bridge, on which formerly stood a castle, erected by Macarthy More and the Earl of Desmond. This castle was taken and dismantled by General Ludlow during the, Civil War. Castlemaine was once a market town, and had a good trade in corn, coal, &c. Fairs are held in May, September, and November."

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

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