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Rathfeigh

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

RATHFEIGH

RATHFEIGH, or RATHFAYGTH, a parish, in the barony of SKREEN, county of MEATH, and province or LEINSTER, 8 miles (S.) from Slane, on the mail road from Dublin by Slane to Londonderry ; containing 385 inhabitants, This parish comprises 2897 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act ; the land is of in-different quality and mostly in tillage. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Skryne on Skneen : the tithes amount to #180, and there is a glebe of 2 acres, valued at #5. 10. per annum. In the R. C. divisions also it is part of the union or district of Skryne : there is a chapel at Rathfeigh. About 40 children are educated in a private school. The ruins of the church still remain.


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