Clogh, County Kilkenny
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In 1837 it lay along the road from Castlecomer on the road to Athy. It containing 116 houses and 582 inhabitants. Most people were employed in the neighbouring collieries. It had a constabulary police station. In 1837, the district of Clough comprised parts of the parishes of Castlecomer and Rathaspeck. The Roman Catholic chapel for the district was in Clough.
Clogh townland is in the parish of Castlecomer and the barony of Fassadining. The name Clogh comes from Gaeilge Cloch, as it is believed that the natives threw stones at Saint Patrick when he arrived in the area to spread catholism.
- Census (2006), 2006 Census of Ireland, Central Statistics Office (Ireland)
- Agriculture (2002), 2002 Agriculture Census - Kilkenny, Central Statistics Office (Ireland)
- Lewis, Samuel (1837), "Clough, a village", A Topgrahical Dictionary of Ireland, Volume 1, London: Samuel Lewis & Co. 87, Aldergate Street.
- logainm (2010), "Irish placenames database", logainm.ie (in English and Irish) (Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), retrieved 30 September 2010