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.

  • Place
    Kilbride (Demifore)
  • County
  • Parish
    Kilbride (Demifore)
  • Content
    KILBRIDE, or CASTLECORR, a parish, partly in the barony of DEMIFORE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, but chiefly in the barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, on the road from Mount-Nugent to Oldcastle ; containing, with the post-town of Mount-Nugent, 4658 inhabitants.

    It comprises 8777 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about three-fifths are arable, a tenth bog, and the remainder pasture : limestone is abundant.

    The principal seats are Bobsgrove; the residence of C. E. J. Nugent, Esq. ; Roebuck, of W. Reilly, Esq. ; and Castlecorr, of W. Webb, Esq.

    The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, the presentation to which is in dispute between the Crown and Lord Dunsany : the tithes amount to £415. 9s. 9d. The church was built in 1809, and has been recently repaired, for which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners granted £157; The glebe-house is supposed to have been erected before the Reformation; the glebe comprises 22 acres.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Killeagh and Kilbride, and has a chapel at Mount-Nugent.

    About 70 children are educated in a public school, for which the house and an acre of land were given by Nugent; and about 350 children are taught in five private schools.