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.
ContentKILLAGHTON, or KILLALAGHTON, a parish, partly in the barony of CLONMACNOON, but chiefly in that of KILCONWELL, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5.50 miles (s. w.) from Ballinasloe, near the road from that place to Loughrea ; containing 2879 inhabitants.
This parish comprises 7248 statute acres as applotted under the tithe act, about one-third of which is arable.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Aughrim ; the rectory is partly appropriate to the see an partly to the vicarage ; the tithes amount to £185, of which £35 is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £150 to the vicar.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the district of Kilrickill, and has a chapel. About 220 children are educated in two private schools.