All Lewis entries for Killoscobe


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


KILLASCOBE, a parish, in the barony of TYAQUIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4- miles (W.) from Castle-Blakeney, on the road to Galway ; containing 2448 inhabitants. It comprises a considerable quantity of bog and about 500 acres of waste land. The principal seats are Ballybane, the residence of E. French, Esq.; Cloverhill, of J. Nolan, Esq.; Coroudoo, of M. Dowdell, Esq.; Cross House, of J. C. Evans, Esq.; Waterloo, of E. J. Coucannon, Esq.; Curgurry, of W. Joyce, Esq.; and Vermont, of J. Blake, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Annaghdown ; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of Christ Church, Dublin. The tithes amount to £315, of which two-thirds are payable to the vicars choral and one-third to the vicar, who has a glebe of four acres. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Aghiart, or Mount Bellew, and has a chapel at Skianagh and Minla. About 130 childrcn are educated in four private schools. At Garbally is a chalybeate well ; and here are the ruins of Cloonkurrin and Garbally castles, which were partially destroyed by Cromwell. A portion of land on Mr. French's estate sank about two years since, and the cavity still remains filled with water ; it is 100 feet deep.


MENLOUGH, or MINLA, a village, in the parish of KILLASCOBE, barony of TYAQUIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3? miles (S. W.) from Castlebar, on the road from Monivae to Castle-Blakeney ; containing 230 inhabitants. A market is held here, and black marble is found but not worked. The castle was lately destroyed by lightning, and is now in ruins.

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