All Lewis entries for Kilconduff


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


KILCONDUFF, a parish, in the barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT ; containing, with the post-town of Swinford, 5951 inhabitants. The greater part is in tillage, but there are large tracts of bog and mountain land ; flagstones are abundant ; pearls are found in the river Moy, and there are chalybeate and sulphureous springs. The principal seats are Brabazon Park, the residence of Sir W. Brabazon, Bart. ; Swinford, of J. D. Ellard, Esq. ; the glebe-house, of the Dean of Killala ; Fahyness, of I. P. O'Donnell, Esq. ; and Midfield House, of P. Kelly, Esq. The parish is in the diocese of Achonry ; the rectory is impropriate in W. S. Bourke, Esq., and the vicarage was united episcopally, in 1805, to those of Kilbeagh and Meelick, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The tithes amount to £366. 1. 6., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar ; and of the entire union, to £403. 15. 10-. The church is a plain building, erected in 1810, for which the late Board of First Fruits gave £600, and recently repaired by a grant of £209 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The glebe-house has a glebe of 22 acres. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also Meelick, and containing a chapel in each. About 420 children are educated in seven private schools. Some of the ruins of Kilconduff and Kinaff churches still exist.- See SWINFORD.


SWINFORD, a market and post-town, in the parish of KILCONDUFF, barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 15 miles (S. E. by S.) from Ballina, and 140 (W. N. W.) from Dublin, on the road from Foxford to Ballaghadireen ; containing 813 inhabitants. This improving town, which consists of one principal and two smaller streets, comprises 150 houses, nearly all of which are slated. The market is on Tuesday, for provisions ; and there is a good market-house, in which petty sessions are held every Wednesday. Fairs take place on May 20th, July 2nd, Aug. 18th, Oct. 29th, and Dec. 18th : this is a chief constabulary and a revenue police station, In the town are the parish church, the R. C. chapel, and a dispensary.-See KILCONDUFF.

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