Chapelrussell (County Limerick)

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The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.


Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out Parish of Chapelrussell.

Chapelrussell and its history.

CHAPEL-RUSSELL, a parish in the Barony of Kenry, Diocese and County of Limerick.
It was formerly called Kilelura or Cillena-lotar, and was created a parish, under its present name, by the late Dr. Elrington, while Bishop of Limerick. It is situated on the road from Limerick to the quay of Ringmoileau, and within a mile of the river Shannon; The parish was formerly part of the parish of Ardcanny but the two parishes were united. .

The Parish contains the ruins of the castle of Pallas-Kenry, originally built by the O'Donovans. There is also a little church known as Killenalotar, which is 12 feet long and eight wide.

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