All Lewis entries for Kilskeer



Kilskeer

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

ATHGLASSON

ATHGLASSON, a village, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER; containing 19 houses and 114 inhabitants.

BALGREE

BALGREE, a hamlet, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER; containing 12 houses and 77 inhabitants.

BALLINLOUGH

BALLINLOUGH, a village, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (N.) from Crossakeel; containing 117 inhabitants. It is situated on one of the roads from Kells to Oldcastle, and comprises about 20 houses, besides the R. C. chapel of the district.

CROSSAKEEL

CROSSAKEEL, a post-town, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from Kells, and 36 miles (N. W.) from Dublin ; containing 290 inhabitants. This village is situated on the road from Kells to Oldcastle, and consists of about 60 houses: it has a subpost-office to Kells. Fairs are held on May 9th, Aug. 16th, and Dec. 15th. A constabulary police force is stationed here ; and petty sessions are held every alternate week. The parochial church, a handsome structure with a lofty spire, and a dispensary, are situated in the village ; and there is a school under the trustees of Erasmus Smith's charity, and a Sunday school.-See KILSKYRE.

KILSKYRE

KILSKYRE, or KILSKEER, a parish, in the barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER ; containing, with the post-town of Crossakeel and several villages, 4537 inhabitants. An abbey was founded here at a very early period, which was destroyed by the Danes, but some of its ruins still exist. The parish comprises about 11,340 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, which are chiefly under tillage, There are about 800 acres of bog and wasteland, and abundance of limestone. Near Bensfort extensive operations for draining the land are in progress. The principal seats are Newgrove, the residence of H. O'Reilly, Esq. ; Miltown, of J. Kearney, Esq. ; Silvan Park, of W. Keating, Esq. ; the glebe-house, of the Rev. C. Osborne ; and Boltown, the property of Col. Battersby. The village of Kilskyre, Which is the property of W. Blayney Wade, Esq., comprises 29 neatly built houses and 156 inhabitants. Petty sessions and fairs are held at Crossakeel, which see. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, and in the patronage of the Crown ; the tithes amount to £425. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 22 acres. The church, which is a handsome structure with a lofty spire, is built on an eminence at Crossakeel, and has been recently repaired by a grant of £ 137 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. In the R. C. divisions this is the head of a union or district, comprising Kilskyre, Clonabreny, and Diamor, and containing chapels at Kilskyre and Ballinlough, the latter of which is a neat edifice. There is a school at Crossakeel on Erasmus Smith's foundation, in which about 100 children are educated, and to which W. Blayney Wade, Esq., contributes £6 per annum, besides granting two acres of hand, on which the school-house was erected at an expense of £200, partly defrayed by Mr. Wade and partly by the trustees. There are also two private schools, in which about 120 children are educated, and a Sunday school. Viscount Killeen has given a site for a school-house at Kilskyre, and another is about to be established at Ballinlough.

POTTERCHA

POTTERCHA, a village, in the parish of KILSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER ; containing 22 houses and 124 inhabitants.

ROBINSTOWN

ROBINSTOWN, a village, in the parish of KILLSKYRE, barony of UPPER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, containing 29 houses and 146 inhabitants. Here is a station of the constabulary police.

SMITHSTOWN

SMITHSTOWN, a village, in the parish of KILSKYRE, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (N.) from Crossakeel ; containing 15 houses and 122 inhabitants.


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