Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Westmeath

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. Westmeath.

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    BALLYNAHOWN; a village, in the parish of KILLALEAGS, barony of CLONLONAN, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER,5 miles (S,) from Athlone, on the road to Parsonstown (Co. Offaly): the population is returned with the parish.

    It was for more than nine centuries the residence of the Malone family, whose ancient mansion, built on the site of an old castle and now unoccupied, is the principal object of interest. The estate, together with the old family mansion, called Ballynahown House, has at length passed into other hands. Here is a constabulary police station.