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
    Killea
  • County
    Donegal
  • Parish
    Killea
  • Content
    KILLEA, a parish, in the barony of RAPHOE, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S. W.) from Londonderry city, on the road from that place to Letterkenny; containing 930 inhabitants.

    According to the Ordnance survey, it comprises 1869 statute acres, of which 1792 are applotted under the tithe act and valued at £1285 per ann., and 80 acres are bog. At Carrigans are some large corn-mills : it is a constabulary police station, and has a penny post to Londonderry.

    Dunmore House is the seat of R. McClintock, Esq.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop ; the tithes amount to £170. The church is a small plain building, for the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £273. there is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 40 acres.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Lagan.

    About 120 children are educated in two public schools, of which the parochial school is supported from Col. Robertson's fund, and there is a Sunday school.
  • Place
    Killea
  • County
    Tipperary
  • Parish
    Killea
  • Content
    Note: Roman Catholic parish records for those parishes that belong to the Diocese of Cashel and Emly are not available to the public.

    KILLEA a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 2 miles (N.W. by N.) from Templemore, on the road to Dunkerrin; containing 1491 inhabitants.

    This parish comprises 3809 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and is principally in pasture; it contains limestone and granite. Here is a constabulary police station.

    Park is the seat of J. Butler, Esq.

    It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cashel, forming part of the union of Templemore: the tithes amount to £221 10S. 9.25d., and the glebe comprises 8.50 acres.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Templemore, and has a chapel at Killea.

    About 110 children are educated in a public school.

    Here are some remains of an old church, to which a burial-ground is attached.
  • Place
    Killea
  • County
    Waterford
  • Parish
    Killea
  • Content
    KILLEA, a parish, in the barony of GAULTIER, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER; containing, with the sea-port and post-town of Dunmore, 2490 inhabitants.

    This parish comprises 2950 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act ; and near its southern extremity is the fishing village of Portala.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Waterford, episcopally united, in 1815, to that of Rathmoylan, and in the patronage of the Crown ; the rectory is impropriete in J. Kearney, Esq. The tithes amount to £270, of which 147. 13s. 10d., is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar ; and the entire tithes of the benefice amount to £217 13s. 10d. The church was built in 1817, by aid of a gift of £900 from the late Board of First Fruits. The glebe of the union comprises 6a. 27p., and consists of a small plot in each parish.

    In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Passage, and contains a chapel.

    About 120 children are educated in two public schools ; and about 20 in a private school; there is also, a Sunday school.
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