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ContentANNAGELIFFE, a parish, in the barony of UPPER LOUGHTEE, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 1 mile (N.E. by E.) from Cavan (town) on the road from that place to Virginia; containing 4341 inhabitants.
It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 8260.25 statute acres, of which 5096 are applotted under the tithe act.
The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmore, forming, with that of Urney, the union of Urney and Annagelilfe, in the patronage of the Bishop ; the rectory is impropriate in the Representatives of Richard, Earl of Westmeath. The tithes amount to £217:16s. 11.50d. , of which £62. 2s. 2.50d., is payable to the impropriator, and £155. 14s. 9d., to the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Urney, or, as it is more commonly called, Cavan : the chapel is a large building, situated at Stragolla.
There are a parochial school, and a school on the townland of Curlurgan ; also four hedge schools.