Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Meath

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Meath.

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    BALFEIGHAN, a parish, in the barony of UPPER DEECE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (N.) from Kilcock (Co. Kildare); containing 155 inhabitants.

    It is situated on the road from Kilcock to Summerhill, and is one mile and a half in length and one mile in breadth.

    Piercetown, the residence of T. Cullen, Esq., is within its limits ; and the Royal Canal runs through the southern verge of the parish.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, and forms part of the union of Raddonstown : the tithes amount to £87 – 13s. 9.50d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the district of Batterstown (see Kilcloan). There are some remains of the old church.