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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    CRAUGHWELL, a post-town, in the parish of KILLORA, barony of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 12 miles (S.E. by E) from Galway city, and 92 (W. by S) from Dublin: the population is returned with the parish.

    Petty sessions are held every Monday, and a constabulary police force is stationed here. The town is intersected by a mountain stream, and in the neighbourhood are several gentlemen's seats, among which are Ballimore, the residence of R. Rathborne, Esq ; Rockfield, of Mark Browne, Esq.; Aggard, of John Lambert, Esq.; and Moyode Castle, of Burton Persse, Esq.

    The church for the union of Killinane, and the Roman Catholic chapel, are situated here

    Note: The Civil Parish of Killora was known as the Roman Catholic parish of Craughwell, and the townland of Craughwell was in the Civil Parish of Kiltormer(1851).