According to Lewis, in the RC divisions, Effin was united with Kilbreedy
minor, and Kilquane in 1837. Effin probably derived its name from Cill
or Teampaill Effin, meaning the Temple or Church of St Effin.
A native of the parish, Bishop Riordan, is currently in Sierra Leone
in the diocese of Kenema. His brother is working with the missions in
Ecuador. In the past the local seats in the area belonged to J. Balie,
and R. Low Holmes. Balie lived in Newpark, and Holmes in Maidenhall.
© The Chalice in Effin
There is a beautiful silver chalice still in use in Effin
which bears the following inscription: Aegidius Hiffernane et Eleanora
Gibbon et Cornelius Hiffernane Aegidii filius me fieri fecurunt 1633.