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Templestowe, Tipperary, Ireland - Johanna MEAGHER

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Re: Templestowe, Tipperary, Ireland - Johanna MEAGHER

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Hello Teresa

Templestowe likely refers to Templetuohy.

A description of Templetuohy from the 1837 edition of Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is below. The Topographical Dictionary can be found at the Library Ireland website link at:

Your Johanna Meagher would have been 5 years old when this description of Templetuohy was published:

TEMPLETOUHY, a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Templemore, on the road by Johnstown to Kilkenny; containing 2653 inhabitants, of which number, 602 are in the village. This parish, which is separated from the parish of Callabeg by a small stream which also separates the baronies of Ikerrin and Eliogarty, comprises 6193 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is generally of good quality, and principally under tillage; there is a large portion of bog, which might be very easily reclaimed.
The principal seats are Cranagh, the property of J. Lloyd, Esq., but now in the occupation of the Rev. M. N. Thompson, a handsome mansion attached to a circular tower in the rear, the remains of a very ancient castle; and Long Orchard, the residence of Richard Lalor Sheil, Esq. The village has lately been much improved, and several new houses have been built; a penny post has been established; nine monthly fairs are held in the year, chiefly for the sale of pigs; and a constabulary police force has been stationed there.

The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Cashel, united to the rectory and vicarage of Callabeg, together forming the corps of the prebend of Kilbragh, in the cathedral of Cashel, and in the patronage of the Archbishop.

The tithes amount to £501. 10.; the glebe comprises 13 ¾ acres, and the gross value of the benefice is £749. 10. 9 ¼. per. annum. The church is situated in the village.

In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Moyne; the chapel, a neat building, is situated in the village. About 340 children are taught in four public schools, of which the parochial school is supported by the rector; and there is a dispensary. There are remains of several old castles in the parish.

Templetouhy was located in the Civil Parish of Templetouhy, in North Tipperary. There is information online that shows the “Maher” surname in Templetouhy in the first quarter of the 19th century. This information comes from an Irish land record known as the Tithe Applotment Books. To read about the Tithe Applotment Books, go to the National Archives of Ireland website links at the following:

You can access copies of the original Tithe Applotment Books for the Mahers in the Civil Parish of Templetouhy at the National Archives website, but no dates are given as to when the information about the Mahers in the Tithes Books was enumerated. To see a Tithe Applotment Book entry for a Valentine Maher Esq, in Tullow, Civil Parish of Templetouhy, go to:

I located another source however, that shows the Tithes were recorded in Templetouhy for the years 1815-1821, and again in 1824. This information comes from Connors Genealogy at:

The Maher surname can be found in the Tithe records for 1815-1821 and for 1824.

For Tithes dated 1815-1821, go to:

For the 1824 Tithes go to:

The Maher surname can also be found in the Civil Parish of Templetouhy in another Irish land record known as Griffiths Valuation. Griffiths Valuation, was enumerated in the 32 counties of Ireland between 1847 and 1864. The valuation for Civil Parish of Templetouhy was completed by the year 1851

You can access Griffiths Valuation transcriptions and original copies for free at the askaboutireland website link at:

You can access the indexes for the Mahers in Templetouhy in Griffiths Valuation at:

Once at the index page for the Maher surname, click on either the small or larger icon labeled, “Original Page,” to view a copy of the original Griffiths Valuation entry for any of the Mahers of interest to you. There are five index pages showing Mahers leasing property in various townlands in the Civil parish of Templetouhy, County Tipperary.

To view a Civil Parish map of North Tipperary, go to the Irish Times website link at:

Templetouhy is number 71 on the map and is situated on the border with County Laois. But, when the Maher family lived in Ireland, County Laois was called Queens County.

Mahers living in Templetouhy can also be found in the 1901 and 1911 census enumerations for Ireland, available from the National Archives of Ireland website link at:

To view Mahers in the 1901 census transcriptions for the town of Templetouhy, go to the National Archives link at:

For Mahers in the 1911 census for the town of Templetouhy, go to:

For a modern-day Google Map of Templetouhy, go to:

Once at the map you’ll see the letter A pointing to Templetouhy. Left-click on the letter A to generate a “Street-view” image of the town. Click on the image to enlarge it, and you’ll now be able to navigate the streets of Templetouhy with your mouse and pointer.

Best Wishes Teresa,

Dave Boylan
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