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.

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    MARLINSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of FERRARD, county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 1/2 miles (S.E.) from Dunleer, on the coast road from Drogheda to Dundalk ; containing 202 inhabitants.

    It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 758 3/4 statute acres, the greater portion of which is under tillage, and the remainder affords excellent pasture ; the soil is fertile, the system or agriculture improved, and the lands of are all in a state of profitable cultivation.

    The surrounding scenery is pleasingly varied; and in the parish is Rokeby Hall, the property of Sir Richard Robinson, Bart., now in the occupation of the Count de Salis, a spacious mansion, situated in a well-planted demesne commanding some very interesting views; the house contains a fine collection of paintings by some of the old masters.

    The parish is in the diocese of Armagh; it is a vicarage, forming part of the union of Dunany: the rectory is impropriate in ?? Hall, Esq. The tithes amount to £70.9s. 1d., of which £40.19s.2d., is payable to the impropriator, and £29.9s.11d. to the vicar. About 60 children are taught in a private school.