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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    KILCLOAN, a parish, in the barony of UPPER DEECE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (N. E.) from Kilcock, on the road from Summerhill to Dunboyne; containing 321 inhabitants.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, and forms part of the union of Raddonstown: the tithes amount to £110. 15s. 4.50d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, called Batterstown, comprising Kilcloan, Raddonstown, Ballymaglasson, Rathregan, Balfeighan, and Moyglare, and containing three chapels; that of Kilcloan is a neat modern building.

    About 70 children are educated in a private school, to which Gen. Vandeleur contributes £4 annually. Here is Mulhussey Castle, the property of F. Meath McVeigh, Esq.