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  Lewis Topographical Dictionary - Lisgoold LISGOOLD, COUNTY CORK IN LEWIS TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND 1837
by Samuel Lewis

LISGOOLD, a parish, in the barony of BARRYMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 6 3/4 miles (S. S. E.) from Rathcormac, on the road from Midleton to Fermoy; containing 893 inhabitants. It comprises 6981 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at 4688. 15. per annum: the soil is poor, and the state of agriculture is rather backward. The beautiful glen of Bally-Edmond contains some fine plantations, and is traversed by the river Curra in its course to Midleton Fairs are held at Lisgoold on May 1st, June 24th, Nov. 1st, and Dec. 21st. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, united prior to any existing record to the rectories and vicarages of Ballintemple and Imphrick, the rectory of Ballycaraney, and two-thirds of the rectory of Kilcreden, together constituting the union of Lisgoold and the corps of the precentorship of the cathedral of Cloyne, in the gift of the Bishop: the rectory is impropriate in G. Lukey, of Midleton, Esq. The tithes amount to 201. 15. 6 1/2., of which 118. 14. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the incumbent; the entire tithes of the benefice amount to 977. 3. 5 1/2. There is a glebe of 19a. 2r. 23p. The church, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits contributed 500, was built, in 1788. With the exception of Lisgoold and Ballycaraney the parishes of the union are detached at a considerable distance from each other. In the R. C. divisions Lisgoold gives name to the union or district, which also comprises the parishes of Ballycaraney, Templeboden, and Templenecarrigy: the chapel is at Lisgoold.