Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    FAHEY, a parish in the barony of LONGFORD county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (S. W.) from Clonfert, on the road from Eyrecourt to Loughrea ; containing 1233 inhabitants, and comprising 2572 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Dononaughta ; the rectory is appropriate partly to the see of Clonfert, and partly to the prebend of Kilmeen in the Cathedral of Tuam. The tithes amount to £74. 10s, of which £35 is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £12. 10s., to the prebendary, and the remainder to the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Kilquane, or Queenborough, and contains a chapel.