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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    BALSOON, a parish, in the barony of LOWER DEECE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4.50 miles (E. by N.) from Trim; containing 311 inhabitants.

    This parish is situated on the river Boyne, and on the road from Athboy, by Bective Bridge, to Dunshaughlin. The land is principally under tillage; the soil is fertile, and the system of agriculture is improved. Fairs are held at Bective Bridge, near the boundary of the parish.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, and is part of the union of Assey: the tithes amount to £69.4s. 7.50d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Dunsany and Kilmessan, at which latter place is the chapel for this part of the union.