Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.
ContentKILCROAN, a parish, in the barony of HALF-BALLYMOE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 11 miles (N. W. by W.) from Roscommon town , on the road from that place to Dunmore ; containing 2329 inhabitants.
This parish comprises 3875 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, exclusively of a large quantity of bog, and contains Glinsk, the seat of Sir John Burke, Bart.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Donamon ; the rectory is impropriate in Lord Ranelagh, and the tithes amount to £106. 15s., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, called Glinsk and Kilcroan, including the parishes of Kilcroan, Ballynakill, Ardclare, and Oran, and containing chapels at Glinsk and Ballymoe.
About 20 children are educated in a public, and about 50 in a private, school ; there is also a Sunday school. Here are the ruins of an ancient church, and at Tubberroe are the remains of an abbey.