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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    KILCOOLEY, a parish, in the barony of UPPER NAVAN, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1.50 miles (E. by N.) from Trim, on the road from that place to Navan; containing 196 inhabitants.

    The land is principally under tillage, and there is some good pasturage, also limestone, which is quarried for building. Here is a large flour-mill.

    Rathnally, the seat of J. Thompson, Esq., is pleasantly situated in a well-planted demesne on the banks of the river Boyne.

    The parish is in the diocese of Meath; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Drogheda, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Trim: the tithes amount to £108, of which £83. 1s. 6.50d., is payable to the impropriator, and £24. 18s. 5.50d., to the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Churchtown.