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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    KILLUNAVARRA, or KILLEENAVARRA, a parish, in the barony of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 .50 miles (N. by W.) from Gort, on the road from that place to Galway city ; containing1362 inhabitants.

    It comprises 5330 statute acres, generally poor rocky land, and contains Clough, the residence of Maurice Blake, Esq. ; from the use of sea-weed as manure the land produces good crops.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmacduagh, forming part of the union of Kilcolgan : the rectory is appropriate to the see of Clonfert and the living of Ardrahan : the tithes amount to £118. 10s., of which £31. 17s. 6d., is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £57. 15s., to the incumbent of Ardrahan, and £28. 17s. 6d., to the vicar.

    At Clough is a school of about 80 children, to which Mr. Blake has given a house and 15 acres of land. There are some small remains of the ancient church.