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
    Knock
  • County
    Mayo
  • Parish
    Knock
  • Content
    KNOCK, or KNOCKDRUMCALRY, a parish, in the barony of COSTELLO, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (E.) from Clare, on the road from Claremorris to Swinford; containing 3036 inhabitants. It is chiefly under an improving system of tillage; there is a great quantity of bog.

    The principal seats are Ballyhoole, the residence of T. Rutledge, Esq.; and Aden, of A. O'Malley, Esq.

    It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Kiltullagh; the tithes amount to £37.13s.10d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Aughamore, in each of which is a chapel.

    There are six private schools, in which about 230 children are taught.
  • Place
    Knock
  • County
    Meath
  • Parish
    Knock
  • Content
    KNOCK, or KNOUGH, a parish, in the barony of MORGALLION, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (S. S. E.) from Nobber, on the road to Slane; containing 499 inhabitants.

    The place is said to have been the site of a priory founded in 1148 and dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, by Donchad Hua Kervail, prince of the territory, and Edan Coollaidhe, Bishop of Clogher, for Canons Regular of the order of St. Augustine; but there are no vestiges of the establishment, nor have any particulars of its history been recorded.

    The parish comprises 972 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; there is a considerable tract of bog, which extends into the adjoining parishes, but it is nearly exhausted. A manufacture of tiles, garden pots, and all kinds of coarse pottery is carried on at this place.

    Gravelmount, the property of the Rev. R. Longfield, and now in the occupation of J. O'Connor, Esq., is a spacious and handsome house; the demesne comprises about 160 statute acres, and the grounds are tastefully laid out.

    The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Castletown-Kilpatrick; the tithes amount to £68. 5s. 5d.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish also forms part of the union or district of Castletown-Kilpatrick.

    There are some very slight remains of an ancient church.