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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    KILBRIDE-PILATE, or PACE-KILBRIDE, a parish in the barony of FARTULLAGH. county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4.50 miles (W.) from Kinnegad, on the road from Dublin to Athlone ; containing 574 inhabitants, and 5373 statute acres.

    Here is Gaulstown Park, the splendid seat of Lord Kilmaine, in the grounds of which is a very large larch tree, planted by Dean Swift.

    It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, and forms part of the union of Enniscoffey, or Kilbride-pilate, in the patronage of the Bishop : the tithes amount to £100.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is included in the union or district of Fartullagh, or Rochfort-Bridge, and has a chapel at Milltown.