Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.

  • Place
    Kildollagh
  • County
    Derry, Londonderry
  • Parish
    Kildollagh
  • Content
    KILDOLLAGH, or KILDALLOCK, a parish, partly in the barony of UPPER DUNLUCE, county of ANTRIM, but chiefly in the North-west Liberties of COLERAINE, county of LONDONDERRY, and province of. ULSTER, 9 miles (S. E.) from Coleraine, on the river Bann ; containing 982 inhabitants.

    According to the Ordnance survey it comprises 2006 statute acres, of which 1984 are in Londonderry : the land is fertile and well drained, fenced, and cultivated.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Connor, forming part of the union of Rasharkin

    About 40 children are educated in a private school, and there is a Sunday school. Near the village of Loughans are the ruins of the ancient church ; also the foundations of the castle of McQuillan where a sanguinary battle was fought, in 1534, between the rival septs of O'Kane and McQuillan. Not far distant is a lofty fort, containing a large cave.
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