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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    KNOCKCOMON, or KNOCKMOON, a parish, in the barony of LOWER DULEEK, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (S. E.) from Slane, on the road from Navan to Drogheda, and on the river Boyne; containing 902 inhabitants.

    It is a curacy, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Duleek; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Drogheda, to whom the tithes, amounting to £148. 1s. 2.50d., are payable.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Donore, or Rosnaree, at which latter place there is a neat modern chapel, and another at the cross of Rathdrinath.

    About 80 children are educated in two private schools, to one of which Sir J. Hawkins Whitshed, Bart., allows a house and garden rent-free.