Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    KILCONICKNY, a parish, partly in the baronies of ATHENRY and LOUGHREA, but chiefly in that of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2.50 miles (W. by N.) from Loughrea, on the road from that place to Galway city ; containing 2666 inhabitants.

    It comprises 8528 statute acres : there is no bog; limestone is procured for burning. The principal seats are St. Cleran's, the residence of J. H. Burke, Esq., and Dunsandall, of J. Daly, Esq.

    The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, episcopally united to the vicarages of Lickerrig, Kiltullagh, and Kilconeran, and in the patronage of the Bishop ; the rectory is appropriate to the bishoprics, the deanery, the prebend of Killaspicmoylan, the rectory of Loughrea, and the vicars choral of Christ Church, Dublin. The tithes amount to £243. 12s., of which £32. 6s. 1.75d., is payable to the bishops £27. 13s. 10.50d., to the dean, £18. 9s. 2.75d., to the prebendary, £130. 1. 2.75d., to the rector, £7. 7s. 8.25d., to the lessee of the vicars choral, and £27. 13s. 10.50d., to the vicar : the entire tithes of the benefice amount to £285. 7s. 4.75d. The church is at Lickerrig, and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £183 for its repair. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 7.25 and another of 25 acres in the union. Some remains of the ancient castle of St. Cleran yet exist.