Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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. Galway.

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    BALLYNAKILLY, or BALLYNAKILTY, a parish in the barony of KILLIAN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5.25 miles (W. by S.) from Ballinamore, on the road from Tuam to Ballinasloe; containing with the parish of Aghiart, 1630 inhabitants.

    It is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Tuam, and forms part of the union of Moylough; the tithes, including those of Aghiart, amount to £148 10s. 8.25 d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions, it is part of the union or district of Mount-Bellew.

    There is a hedge school, in which about 40 boys and 10 girls are taught.