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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    CLONARNEY, a parish in the barony of DELVIN, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Castletown-Delvin, on the road to Crossakeel; containing 848 inhabitants.

    This parish comprises 2168 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the land is principally arable and pasture, with about 50 acres of waste or bog; here is abundance of limestone.

    It is a rectory in the diocese of Meath, and is part of the union of Castletown-Delvin: the tithes amount to £92 6s. 1.75d., per annum.

    In the R.C. divisions, it forms part of the union or district of Clonmellon.

    Here is a hedge school, in which 23 boys and 18 girls are educated. There are some remains of the old church, with a cemetery attached.