Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    KILBEGNET, a parish, in the barony of HALF BALLYMOE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Roscommon town, and on the road from that place to Dunmore ; containing 4677 inhabitants and 11,318 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Athleague ; the rectory is impropriate in Thomas Corr, Esq. The tithes amount to £138. 9s. 3d., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish is united with Donamon and has a chapel at Crosswell.

    Here is a public school of about 100 children, which is principally supported by Mr. Dowell ; and about 210 children are educated in four private schools.