Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

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

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    RAYMUNTERDONY, or RAYMUNTERDOYNE, a parish, in the barony of KILMACRENAN, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S. W) from Dunfanaghy, on the road to Dungloe ; containing 2193 a inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the north-western coast, and, according to the Ordnance survey, comprises 12,017 statute acres ; more than two-thirds is mountainous, the remainder being tolerably good land ; agriculture is in an improving state : here is a fine slate quarry. Fairs are held on the last Thursday in every month at Falcarogh, on the Cross-roads.

    Ballyconnell is the residence of the Rev. J. Olphert ; and Carrow-Cannon, of T. Olphert Esq.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the tithes amount to £102. 12., and tile glebe comprises 1804 Cunningham acres, valued at £227 per annum. The glebe-house was erected in 1815, at a cost of £1025, of which £250 was a gift and £500 a loan from the late Board of First Fruits, The church is a plain neat building, erected by aid of a gift of £500 from the same Board, in 1803.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish is called Tullaghobigley-East, being united to part of the parish of Tullaghobigley East, in which place is the chapel.

    A school is aided by an annual donation from Col. Robertsons fund, and another is partly supported by Mr. Olphert and the Rector. At Cross-roads there is a dispensary, maintained in the usual manner.

    In the old church-yard is a remarkable cross, measuring 21 feet in length which lies on the ground.