Athnid

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Location within north Tipperary
Townlands in the parish

Athnid (Irish Áth Nid, "ford of the nest"[1]), some times written Adnith, or Athnett, is a civil parish in the barony of Eliogarty in County Tipperary. It is divided into two townlands: Athnid More (containing a little more than 638 acres)) and Athnid Beg (containing a little more than 216 acres).

Writing in 1837, Lewis said that the parish had 253 inhabitants.[2]

Church of Ireland parish[edit]

Like all civil parishes, this civil parish is derived from, and co-extensive with a pre-existing Church of Ireland parish of the same name.

The lands of Athnid parish were owned by the Cistercian Abbey of Woney in County Limerick.[3] The lands of the parish were mentioned in rent returns for 1303.[4]

Lewis said that the vicarage of Athnid was "partly united, by act of council, in 1682" to the living of the Church of Ireland parish of Thurles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, (2003)
  2. ^ Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, (1837), page 623
  3. ^ Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, (1837), page 623
  4. ^ Ingeborg Leister, Peasant openfield farming and its territorial organisation in County Tipperary, (1976), page 42
  5. ^ Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, (1837), page 623