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
    Killower, Killeenavarra
  • County
  • Parish
    Killower, Killeenavarra
  • Content
    KILLOWER, a parish, in the barony of CLARE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4.50 miles (W. by N.) from Tuam, on the road from that place to Headford ; containing 828 inhabitants.

    It comprises a considerable quantity of reclaimable bog. Fairs are held at Castle-Hackett on June 2nd and Oct. 2nd.

    The principal seats are Castle-Hackett, the residence of Major Kirwan ; Cloonaghmore, of Capt. W. Grest ; and Silane, of Dermot Donelan, Esq.

    It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Kilkilvery, or Headford : the tithes amount to £112. 12s. 4.50d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions, also, it forms part of the union or district of Headford.

    About 80 girls are educated in a school entirely supported by Mrs. Kirwan.

    There are the ruins of a castle at Castle-Hackett.