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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).

CALLIAGHSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of NEWCASTLE, county of DUBLIN and province of LEINSTER , contiguous to the post town of Rathcoole; containing 67 inhabitants.

It is situated on the road from Dublin city to Naas(Co. Kildare), and comprises about 972 statute acres of arable and pasture land.

For all civil purposes it is considered a townland in the parish of Rathcoole, and even in ecclesiastical affairs is regarded only as a chapelry in that parish.

It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Dublin, forming part of the union of Rathcoole, in which its tithes are included.

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