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
    Leitrim
  • County
    Cork
  • Parish
    Leitrim
  • Content
    LEITRIM, a parish, partly in the barony of COSH-MORE and COSHBRIDE, county of WATERFORD, but chiefly in that of CONDONS and CLONGIBBONS, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER 4 miles (E.) from Kilworth, on the north side of the river Blackwater, and on the road from Fermoy to Lismore ; containing 2032 inhabitants.

    It comprises 6597 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £3826. 7s. 10d., per annum. Of the land, which is of variable quality, that portion situated on the banks of the river is the best : limestone, brownstone, and slate are found in this parish, of which the former is quarried for agricultural purposes, but the latter two are not worked.

    The only seat is Kilmurry, the residence of Thos. St. John Grant, Esq., beautifully situated in the midst of some extensive improvements at the junction of the two counties, which are here separated only by a small glen stream and a mountain path.

    It is in the diocese of Cloyne : the rectory is impropriety in Wm. Norcott, Esq., and the vicarage forms part of the union of Kilworth. The tithes amount to £460, payable in equal portions to the impropriator and the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it also forms part of the union or district of Kilworth.

    About 80 children are educated in two private schools. In the demesne of Kilmurry was discovered, some years since, a number of human skeletons, which, combined with the word 'Kil,' has led to the inference that a church or sell to some religious house formerly existed here.
  • Place
    Leitrim
  • County
    Galway
  • Parish
    Leitrim
  • Content
    LEITRIM, a parish, partly in the barony of LOUGHREA, but chiefly in that of LEITRIM, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 8 miles (W. N. W.) from Portumna, on the road to Loughrea ; containing 1679 inhabitants, of which number, 280 are in the village.

    This parish, which is bounded by the Slievebaughta mountains, comprises 2797 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the land is in general in a profitable state of cultivation, and there is very little bog.

    The principal seats are Carrowkeel, the residence of J. Ulick Burke, Esq. ; and Dalystown, of Dr. O'Ferrall.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Lickmolassey ; the rectory is appropriate to the see. The tithes amount to £68. 11s. 6 .50d., of which £13. 16s. 11d., is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £54. 14s. 7.50d., to the Vicar. There is no church, glebe-house, or glebe.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Kilcooley ; the chapel is a neat edifice, and there is also a chapel at Kilcooley.

    There is a school supported by subscription, of which the school-house was built by the Hon. F. Ponsonby ; and about 100 children are taught in a private school.

    There are considerable remains of the castle of Leitrim, in good preservation ; and the ruins of an old chapel are attached to it, the cemetery of which is still used. Petrified cockle and muscle shells are found at Carrowkeel, which is about 18 miles distant from the sea.
  • Place
    Leitrim
  • County
    Waterford
  • Parish
    Leitrim
  • Content
    LEITRIM, a parish, partly in the barony of COSH-MORE and COSHBRIDE, county of WATERFORD, but chiefly in that of CONDONS and CLONGIBBONS, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER 4 miles (E.) from Kilworth, on the north side of the river Blackwater, and on the road from Fermoy to Lismore ; containing 2032 inhabitants.

    It comprises 6597 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £3826. 7s. 10d., per annum. Of the land, which is of variable quality, that portion situated on the banks of the river is the best : limestone, brownstone, and slate are found in this parish, of which the former is quarried for agricultural purposes, but the latter two are not worked.

    The only seat is Kilmurry, the residence of Thos. St. John Grant, Esq., beautifully situated in the midst of some extensive improvements at the junction of the two counties, which are here separated only by a small glen stream and a mountain path.

    It is in the diocese of Cloyne : the rectory is impropriety in Wm. Norcott, Esq., and the vicarage forms part of the union of Kilworth. The tithes amount to £460, payable in equal portions to the impropriator and the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it also forms part of the union or district of Kilworth.

    About 80 children are educated in two private schools. In the demesne of Kilmurry was discovered, some years since, a number of human skeletons, which, combined with the word 'Kil,' has led to the inference that a church or sell to some religious house formerly existed here.
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