Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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.

  • Place
    Killimore Bologe
  • County
  • Parish
    Killimore Bologe
  • Content
    KILLIMORE - BOLLOGE, a parish, in the barony of LONGFORD, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 7.25 miles (W. S. W.) from Eyrecourt, on the road from that place to Loughrea ; containing 4284 inhabitants.

    The parish comprises 6848 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and a considerable quantity of bog. There is a constabulary police station at Killimore, and fairs are held there on Jan. 1st, March 17th, June 29th, Sept. 29th, and Nov. 22nd.

    The principal seats are Heathlawn, that of M. Monahan, Esq. ; Hearnesbrooke, of G. D. Hearne Kirkaldy, Esq., J.P.; and Rathmore, of J. McDermott, Esq., J.P.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Dononaughta ; the rectory is appropriate to the see. The tithes amount to £193. 16s. 11d., of which £83. 1s. 6d., is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £110. 15s. 4.50d., to the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also Tyrenascragh, and containing a chapel in each parish.

    About 200 children are educated in three private schools.