All Lewis entries for Robeen


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


ROBEEN, a parish, in the barony of KILMAINE, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 miles (W.) from Hollymount, on the road to Castlebar ; containing 3193 inhabitants. The parish, situated on the river Robe, from which it takes its name, comprises 4605 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act: the land is of medium quality, and is chiefly under tillage, with some extensive tracts of pasture ; the system of agriculture is improved, and there is little or no wasteland, The principal seats are Newbrook, the property of Lord Clanmorris, a handsome mansion, situated in an extensive and well-wooded demesne ; Bloomfield, of the Rev. Francis Rutledge ; Beechgrove, of W. Brunach, Esq. ; Brownestown, of Licut. Browne ; and Togher, of G. Rutledge, Esq. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Hollymount, or Kilcommon: the tithes amount to £147. 13. 10-. The church, which is that of the union, was enlarged in 1818 at an expense of £923. 1. 6-., a gift from the late Board of First Fruits, In the R. C. divisions it is also part of the union of Kilcommon and Robeen ; the chapel, situated in this parish, is a large slated edifice. About 160 children are taught in two public schools. There are some remains of ancient castles in the village of Robeen and at Togher.

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