Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Dublin

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

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    BALLYBOGHILL, a parish in the barony of BALROTHERY, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (N.W. by N.) from Swords, on the road from Dublin, by Naul to Drogheda; containing 664 inhabitants, of which number, 144 are in the village, in which is a station of the constabulary police.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Dublin, and forms part of the prebend of Clonmethan in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Dublin; the rectory is impropriate in the Crown. The tithes amount to £275 15s., of which £141 is payable to the crown, and £134 15s., to the vicar. The church is in ruins.

    In the R.C. divisions, it is in the union or district of Naul, also called Damastown; the chapel is a neat building.

    A schoolhouse was erected in the village by subscription, and there are two private schools in the parish.