It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, and is part of the union of Stradbally; the rectory is impropriate in the Duke of Devonshire. The tithes amount to £378.10., of which £78.10. is payable to the impropriator, and £300 to the vicar. In the R.C. divisions also it forms part of the union or district of Stradbally, and contains a chapel. There are five pay schools, in which are about 270 boys and 97 girls.
There are some considerable remains of Ballynaclash castle, situated on an eminence; and at Temple-Bric is a vast insulated rock, about 40 yards from shore, on which are traces of an ancient building supposed to have been the residence of O'Bric, chief of the southern Deices. A species of hawk, remarkable for great strength and courage, formerly frequented this rock, and is still occasionally seen.