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.
ContentKILLOWER, 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.