Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Down

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Down.


  • Place
    Clough Town
  • County
    Down
  • Parish
    Loughin-Island
  • Content
    CLOUGH, a post-town, in the parish of LOUGHIN-ISLAND, barony of KINELEARTY, county of DOWN, and province of ULSTER, 5 miles (S. W.) from Downpatrick on the road to Newry, and 68.75 miles (N. by E.) from Dublin city; containing 309 inhabitants.

    Here is a constabulary police station, and fairs are held on May 27th, July 5th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 22nd, and Dec. 23rd.

    In the vicinity are Seaforde House, the splendid mansion of M. Forde Esq. ; Mount Panther, the beautiful seat of J. Reed Allen, Esq. ; and Ardilea, that of the Rev. W. Annesley.

    Here is a large Presbyterian meeting-house in connection with the Synod of Ulster, but it has been closed several years.