Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Roscommon

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    CLOONAFF or CLONCRAFF, a parish in the barony and county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (N.N.E.) from Strokestown, on the shore of Lough Baffin; containing 2524 inhabitants, and comprising 9471 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

    The lands are principally under tillage, producing good crops, and there is a proportionate quantity of bog, affording a sufficient supply of fuel.

    Moss Hill, the seat of Captain Conry is pleasantly situated ; and there are three lakes in the parish.

    The rectory and vicarage form part of the union of Aughrim, in the diocese of Elphin : the tithes amount to £100.

    The ancient parish church was part of a monastery said to have been founded by St. Patrick, and which was in existence in the 12th century.

    The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church ; there are two chapels, one in the townland of Cloonaff and one in that of Drummamullan.

    There is a school of about 120 children aided by £2. 2s. per annum from Mrs. Conry.