Nobber in 1839
Nobber is in the barony of Morgallion, 40 miles from Dublin.
It was anciently a fortified town, and was regarded as of importance. It now contains 58 houses and 371 inhabitants; the whole parish has 671 houses and 3,952 inhabitants.
The church is a plain neat building; the Catholic chapel is also a neat building of modern erection; and there is a school-house.
Near Nobber is a large Danish camp, and in the churchyard are the remains of a structure, supposed to have belonged to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.
There is a well attended cattle and pig fair.
Nobber is a constabulary police station.
Carolan, the celebrated Irish harper, was born here.