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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    GALLOW, a parish, in the barony of UPPER DEECE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Kilcock, on the road to Trim; containing 640 inhabitants. About one-third of it is in tillage, and the remainder is good pasture.

    The principal seats are Gallow, the residence of W. Maher, Esq. ; Clarkstown, of T. Potterton, Esq. ; and Ferrans, of I. North, Esq.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Raddonstown: the tithes amount to £129.4s.7d.

    In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Laracor or Summerhill. About 25 children are educated in a private school.