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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).

GRALLAGH, a parish, in the barony of BALROTHERY, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER 12 miles (N.) from Dublin ; containing 236 inhabitants.

The only seat is Tralee Lodge, the residence of R. Hyland, Esq.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Dublin, a forming part of the union of Hollywood : the rectory is impropriate in W. Dutton Pollard, Esq. ; the tithes are included in the composition for Hollywood.

In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Naul or Damestown.

There are some remains of the church and in the churchyard is a holy well.

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