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.
ContentKILBEACONTY, or KILVECONTY, a parish, in the barony of KILTARTAN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2.50 miles (N.N.E.) from Gort, on the road from that place to Portumna ; containing 4544 inhabitants.
This parish comprises 6422 statute acres, and includes Russane, the seat of Captain Laluffe; Fort Hill, of J. Burke, Esq. ; and Cluane, of Burke Eyre, Esq.
It is in the diocese of Kilmacduagh ; the rectory is partly appropriate to the archdeaconry, and partly, with the vicarage, forms a portion of the union and corps of the deanery of Kilmacduagh. The tithes amount to £195, of which £20 is payable to the archdeacon, and £175 to the dean.
The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a thatched chapel. About 120 children are educated in three private schools.