Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Sligo

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Sligo.

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    KILSHALVEE, or KILLOWSHALWAY, a parish, in the barony of CORRAN, county of SLIGO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 8.50 miles (W. N. W.) from Boyle (Co. Roscommon), on the road to Ballina (Co. Mayo); containing 2034 inhabitants.

    It comprises 5118 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and principally under tillage : the land is generally good ; there is but little bog; limestone is abundant.

    Atville is the seat of E. Knott, Esq.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Achonry, forming part of the union of Killaraght; the rectory is impropriate in the Earl of Kingston. The tithes amount to £338. 9s. 3d., which is equally divided between the impropriator add the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is part of the union or district of Buninaden, and has a chapel at Killarvin.

    About 300 children are educated in a national school ; and there is another public school at Riversdale. There are some remains of the old church.