Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Monaghan

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. Monaghan.

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    DRUMMULLY, a parish, partly in the barony of DARTRY, county of MONAGHAN, but chiefly in that of COOLE, county of FERMANAGH, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (W. by S) from Clones, on the road from Dublin city to Enniskillen (Co.Fermanagh); containing 667 inhabitants.

    According to the Ordnance survey it comprises 7639 statute acres, including part of Drumkrin ; of these, 2520 are in Monaghan and 5119 in Fermanagh. The soil is generally good, and there is no waste land, but abundance of bog and limestone; about 600 acres are under water.

    Among the seats are Cam, the residence of J. Hassard, Esq. ; Lake View, of D. Smith, Esq. ; and Farm Hill, of C. Crowe, Esq.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Clogher and patronage of the Bishop; on the demise of the incumbent of Currin, a considerable part of Drumkrin, which is now held with that parish, will be united to Drummully. The tithes amount to £19, and the glebe comprises 154 acres. The church is a small building.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a district, including Drummully, Drumkrin, and Galloon, and has two chapels in the last-named parish: about 60 children are educated in a public and 100 in a private school.