Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Cavan

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    BALLINAGH, a market-town, partly in the parish of BALLINTEMPLE, but chiefly in that of KILMORE, barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S. W.) from Cavan town, on the road to Granard (Co. Longford), containing 702 inhabitants.

    This town was entirely destroyed by fire in a disturbance which took place in 1794; it consists at present of two streets crossing each other at right angles, and in 1831 contained 135 houses, the greater part of which are thatched, and of which three only are in the parish of Ballintemple. The market is on Saturday, and is held in a neat plain market-house. fairs are held on March 31st, June 6th, August 5th, Oct. 3rd, and Dec. 21st. This is a station of the constabulary police ; and petty sessions are held every alternate Wednesday.

    There is a Roman Catholic chapel ; also a good slated school-house, containing on the ground door a school-room for boys, and on the upper story, one for girls.