Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    KILMEEN, a parish, in the barony of LEITRIM, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (E.) from Loughrea, on the road to Eyrecourt ; containing 852 inhabitants.

    Here are Ballydoogan, the seat of W. Burke, Esq. ; and Rathfarn, of J. Tally, Esq.

    It us a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming the corps of the prebend of Kilmeen in the cathedral of Tuam, and in the patronage of the Archishop; the tithes amount to £116. 6s. 1.75d.

    The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a small chapel.

    About 100 children educated in a private school. There are the ruins of a castle at Ballydoogan.