Ballinabrackey Parish History Ballinabrackey, Castlejordan and Ballyboggan by Noel French
The Parish of Ballinabrackey is located between Kinnegad and Edenderry. The modern parish is made up of almost equal parts of counties Meath and Offaly. Within its borders is the meeting place of the three small rivers which make up the early course of the river Boyne. There are a number of significant historic sites within the parish: Ballyboggan Abbey, Castlejordan, Kilkieran and Ballinabrackey. This booklet describes the area and records its story from pre-historic times. The history of a number of the important people connected to the area is recalled including J.L. Carew, friend of Parnell, Thomas Hussey, first President of Maynooth College and Fr. Robert Callary, founder of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society.