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.
ContentKILLANIN, a parish, in the barony of MOYCULLEN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 11 miles (W.) from Galway city ; containing 8967 inhabitants.
This is a very extensive parish, but as it contains large tracts of bog and mountain, only 6841 statute acres are rated in the county books. It is situated at the entrance to the bay of Galway, extending to Lough Corrib, and comprehends the islands of Garomna and Littermore, and the bays of Casleh, Scalp, and Bunahown.
Here is Ross, the seat of R. Martin, Esq.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Ballynakill; the rectory is impropriate in T. Martin, Esq:, and the tithes amount to £45.
The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and contains a chapel : divine service is also performed in private houses at Rossmuck and Littermore.
About 150 children are educated in four private schools.
Here was formerly the castle of Bunowen, a principal seat of the O'Flahertys.