Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Louth

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. Louth.


  • Place
    Carrick
  • County
    Kildare
  • Parish
    Carrick
  • Content
    CARRICK, a parish, in the barony of CARBERY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 9 miles (N.) from Edenderry (Co. Offaly/king's) ; containing 604 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the road from Edenderry to Kinnegad, and on the banks of the river Boyne ; the land is in a good state of cultivation, and the system of husbandry greatly improved ; there is a considerable tract of bog. There are some excellent limestone quarries, and at Ballindolan is a, quarry of black flag-stone.

    The seats are Rattan, that of the Revd Palmer ; Ballindolan, of Humphrey Barr Esq. ; and Grange Castle, of ??? Tyrrell, Esq.

    A fair is held at Russet Wood on the 28th of August.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Kildare, and is part of the union of Carbery ; the rectory is impropriety in the Marquess of Downshire. The tithes amount to £149. 16s. 1.50d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Cadamstown. (also called Balyna or Johnstown in R.C. divisions)

    A male and female parochial school at Rahan in which are 30 boys and 30 girls, is supported by the vicar, aided by subscriptions.

    There are some remains of the old castle of Carrig, the residence of the Bermingham family, and of the old church, their burial-place; and also the ruins of Kinnefad, another residence of that family.
  • Place
    Carrick
  • County
    Louth
  • Parish
    Carrick
  • Content
    CARRICK, or CARRICKBAGGOT, a parish, in the barony of FERRARD, county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, 2.50 miles (S. S. E.) from Dunleer ; containing 340 inhabitants.

    This parish, which. is situated on the coast road from Drogheda to Dundalk, contains 896.25 statute acres, chiefly arable land, and includes part of the demesne of Rokeby Hall.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Armagh, and is part of the union of Rathdrummin: the tithes amount to £57. 8s. 6d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Clogher. There are some remains of the old church.
  • Place
    Carrick
  • County
    Westmeath
  • Parish
    Carrick
  • Content
    CARRICK, a parish in the barony of FARTULLAGH, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 5.25 miles (S. by W.) from Mullingar; containing 576 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated upon Lough Ennel, by which it is bounded on the North and West, and contains 2115 statute acres, principally under tillage, with very little bog; there is a considerable and sudden elevation of the land above the lough.

    The seats are Carrick, the residence of W. Fetherston H., Esq.; and Robinstown, of W. D'Arcy Irwin, Esq.

    It is a rectory in the diocese of Meath, and is part of the union of Moylisker: the tithes amount to £76.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions, part of the parish is in the union or district of Fartullagh, and the remainder in that of Mullingar.

    There is a hedge school, in which about 30 children are taught. Numerous raths are scattered over the parish; near Carrick are the remains of an old church, and near Robinstown those of an old castle.