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.

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    KILLOGILLEEN, a parish, partly in the barony of LOUGHREA but chiefly in that of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY and Province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (W) from Loughrea, on the road from that place to Ardrahan, containing 939 inhabitants.

    Here is Monksfield, the residence of Capt. Morgan.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmacduagh, forming part of the union of Killinane : the rectory is appropriate to the see and archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh, and the vicars choral of Christ-church, Dublin ; the tithes amount to £120, of which £20 is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £18 to the Archdeacon, £20 to the vicars choral and £62 to the incumbent.

    Here is a Roman Catholic chapel.

    About 90 children are educated in a private school.