All Lewis entries for Kilmanaghan


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


KILMANAGHAN, a parish, partly in the barony of CLONLONAN, county of WESTMEATH, but chiefly in that of KILCOURSEY, KING's county, and province of LEINSTER ; containing, with part of the post-town of Moate, 3414 inhabitants, of which number, 1428 are in the county of Westmeath. This parish, which is also called Kilmonagh, comprises 6626 statute acres, of which a considerable quantity is bog ; agriculture is in an improved state. There is a large woollen cloth manufactory in the parish. The principal seats are Kilfylan, the residence of E. W. Birmingham, Esq. ; Ballinaminton, of Major G. Marsh ; Telford, of W. Greenville, Esq. ; Ballyboilan, of Mrs. Armstrong ; Brookville, of D. Byrne, Esq. ; Moyally, of M. Fox, Esq. ; and Rockfield, of H. Higgins, Esq. The parish is in the diocese of Meath ; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Downshire ; the vicarage forms part of the union of Ardnurcher; and there is also a perpetual cure, forming part of the union of Clara. The tithes amount to £247. 13.10-., of which £147. 13. 10-. is payable to the impropriator. and the remainder to the vicar ; the perpetual curate receives a stipend of £80 from the vicar and £20 from Primate Boulter's augmentation fund. The glebe comprises 53 acres, valued at £106 per annum. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Kilcumreagh, and called the union of Tubber and Kilmanaghan, in each of which is a chapel. There is a public school, in which about 60 children are educated ; also four private schools, in which are 260 children. Part of the old church remains, with a burial-ground attached ; and at Gurteen are the ruins of a castle.

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