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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    Crossakeel Town
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    CROSSAKEEL, a post-town, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 5 miles (S.W. by S.) from Kells, and 36 miles (N.W.) from Dublin; containing 290 inhabitants.

    This village is situated on the road from Kells to Oldcastle, and consists of about 60 houses, it has a sub-post-office to Kells. Fairs are held on May 9th, Aug. 16th, and Dec. 15th. A constabulary police force is stationed here; and petty sessions are held every alternate week.

    The parochial church, a handsome structure with a lofty spire, and a dispensary, are situated in the village; and there is a school under the trustees of Erasmus Smith's charity, and a Sunday school.