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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837. (The information collected here was submitted by members of the local gentry and clergy of the time).

BALLYMORE, a parish, in the barony of FORTH, county of WEXFORD, and province of LEINSTER, 2.25 miles (w.) from Broadway; containing 522 inhabitants.

This parish is situated near Lough Ta, and comprises 2520 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ferns, and forms part of the union of Kilscoran, also called Tacumshane, which constitutes the corps of the chancellorship in the cathedral of Ferns : the tithes amount to £203. 17s. 11.50d., payable to the chancellor.

In 1832 the parishes of Ballymore and Tacumshane were formed into an ecclesiastical district under the name of Churchtown, and a perpetual curacy was instituted.

The new church is situated in the parish of Tacumshane, but close to the border of this parish, and was built by aid of a grant from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.

In the R. C, divisions it is in the union or district of Maglass ; a chapel has been lately erected.

There is a school at Moonfield Cross.

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