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
    Kiltormer Kelly Village
  • County
  • Parish
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    KILTORMER-KELLY, a village, in the parish of KILTORMER, barony of LONGFORD, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 7 miles (S. by E.) from Ballinasloe : the population is returned with the parish.

    This is a rising village, in a well cultivated district, within 5 miles of the Grand Canal ; and has cattle fairs on the 17th of Feb. May, Aug., and Nov. A fine quarry of black marble has been recently discovered in the vicinity.

    Here are the parish church, Roman Catholic chapel, and national school.

    It is the estate of Charles Kelly, a friar, whose ancestors founded Kilconnell Abbey, and some others in this county.