All Lewis entries for Killeenadeema


More information on Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Accompanying Lewis map for Galway


DERRYBRIEN, an extra-parochial place, in the barony of LOUGHREA, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, about 9 miles (S.) of Loughrea ; containing 907 inhabitants. It consists of a range of mountains of the same name, extending from Gort to Woodford, and partly separating the southern part of the county from Clare : there is a good road over them from Woodford to Gort. Here is a R. C. chapel, dependent on that of Killeenadeema.


KILLEENADEEMA, or KILNADEEMA, a parish, in the barony of LOUGHREA, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (S. by W.) from Loughrea ; containing 3554 inhabitants, This parish comprises a considerable portion of the Derrybrian mountains, and contains 1854 statute acres applotted under the tithe act. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, with the greater portion of the rectory united, together forming part of the union of Loughrea ; the remainder of the rectory is appropriate to the deanery of Clonfert ; the tithes amount to £153. 17. 7-., of which £ 12. 18. 5-., is payable to the dean, and £140. 19. 1-. to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Kilteskill, and containing chapels at Kildeema, Derrybrian, and Ayle, About 2l0 children are educated in three public schools, to each of which the Earl of Clancarty contributes £5 annually, and about 120 are taught in two private schools.

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