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A look at Abbeyside in the 1840s

ABBEYSIDE. a village, and suburb of the borough of Dungarvan, in the union of Dungarvan, barony of
Decies-without-DRUM, county of Waterford, and province of Munster; containing 1859 inhabitants.
This place derives its name from the remains of an ancient abbey, which is described in the article on Dungarvan , it is situated on an inlet of the bay, and is included within the electoral boundary of the borough. The Roman Catholic chapel for the district of East Dungarvan is situated here.

Extract from: Lewis – A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

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