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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    DIAMORE, or DIAMOR, a parish, in the barony of DEMIFORE county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 1/2 miles (W.) from Crossakeel, on the road from Oldcastle to Kells; containing 724 inhabitants.

    This parish comprises 4207 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. At Diamor is a quarry of good limestone, chiefly used for building; and at Bellvue is the neat residence of John Daniell, Esq.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Meath, and forms part of the union of Loughcrew; the rectory is impropriate in E. Rotheram, of Hollymount, Esq. The tithes amount to £140, payable in equal portions to the impropriator and the vicar.

    In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Kilskyre.

    There is a private school, in which are about 20 boys and 20 girls.