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.
ContentDONEIRA, or DONIRY, a parish, in the barony of LEITRIM, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 1/4 miles (W. N. W.) from Portumna; containing 2348 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the west by the Slieve-Baughta mountains, and comprises 3963 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.
It is in the diocese of Clonfert; the rectory is appropriate partly to the see and partly to the deanery of Clonfert, and partly with the vicarage forming part of the union of Tynagh. The tithes amount to £95. 13. 10 1/2 , of which £12.17.3 is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £4. 12 3 3/4 to the dean, and £78. 4. 3 3/4 to the incumbent.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Ballynakill, and contains a chapel.