Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    LACKAGH, a parish, in the barony of CLARE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 8 miles (N. E. by N.) from Galway city; containing 2190 inhabitants.

    In 1504, MacWilliam of Clanricarde, O' Brien of Thomond and other chieftains suddenly captured Galway, but were soon afterwards defeated by the lord-deputy, the Earl of Kildare at Knock-tuadh, in this parish, with great slaughter but when two of Mac William's sons were made prisoner Galway was recovered, and Athenry surrendered.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Annaghdown, the rectory forms the corps the prebend of Lackagh in the cathedral of Tuam. The tithes amount to £205.3. 4 1/2 of which £100 is payable to the prebendary, and the remainder to the vicar.

    The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and contains a chapel. There are four private schools, in which about 230 children are educated.