ARDRESS, a village, in the parish of KILLAGHTON, barony Of KILCONNELL, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5? miles (S. W.) from Ballinasloe; containing 136 inhabitants.
KILLAGHTON, or KILLALAGHTON, a parish, partly in the barony of CLONMACNOON, but chiefly in that of KILCONNELL, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5- miles (S. w.) from Ballinasloe, near the road from that place to Loughrea ; containing 2879 inhabitants, This parish comprises 7248 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, about one-third of which is arable. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Aughrim ; the rectory is partly appropriate to the see and partly to the vicarage ; the tithes amount to £185, of which £35 is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £150 to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the district of Kilrickill, and has a chapel. About 220 children are educated in two private schools.