Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    KILKILVERY, a parish, in the barony of CLARE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, on the road from Headford to Tuam ; containing, with part of the post town of Headford, 1330 inhabitants.

    The seats are Ross Lodge, the residence of W. J. Blake, Esq., and Lysdonagh, of ???? O'Flaherty, Esq.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, episcopally united to the rectories and vicarages of Killeny, Killursa, Kilcoona, Killower, Donaghpatrick, and Carragin, together forming the union of Headford, in the patronage of the Archbishop : the tithes amount to £110. 18s. 0.50d., and those of the whole union to £1094. 6. 9.50d. The church, for the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £130, is a neat edifice in the town of Headford. The glebe house is a neat residence, and the glebe comprises 20 acres.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions, the parish is the head of the union or district of Headford, comprising also the parishes of Killeny and Killursa, and containing a chapel here and another in Killeny.

    There is a private school, in which about 120 children are taught.