All Lewis entries for Clogherny


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


BEREGH, or LOWRYSTOWN, a market-town, in the parish of CLOGHERNEY, barony of OMAGH, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER, 7 miles (S. E.) from Omagh: the population is returned with the parish. It is situated on the road from Omagh to Dungannon, and consists of one long wide Street containing about 70 houses, most of which are well built, though rapidly falling into decay. The former residence of the Belmore family, proprietors of the town, an elegant and spacious mansion, is now in ruins; and the town exhibits every appearance of neglect. The inhabitants are principally employed in agriculture, with which they combine the weaving of linen cloth. The patent for the market and fairs was granted under the name of Lowrystown; the market is on Wednesday, and fairs are held regularly on the first Monday in every month for cattle, sheep, and pigs. A constabulary police force is stationed here; and petty sessions are held every alternate week. One of the chapels for the R. C. parish of Clogherney is situated in the town.--See CLOGHERNEY.


CLOGHERNY, or CLOUGHENRY, a parish, in the barony of OMAGH, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER, 6 miles (S. E.) from Omagh ; containing 6785 inhabitants. This parish, anciently Donaghaneigh, is situated on the road from Dungannon to Omagh, and contains, according to the Ordnance survey, 17,791- statute acres (including a detached portion of 2368- acres), about 8000 of which are arable, mostly under a good system of cultivation. There is a market at Beregh on Wednesday, and a fair on the first Monday in every month ; and fairs are also held at Seskinore, on the second Monday in every month, for hive stock. The l)rincipal seats are Gortmore, the residence of J. Gal braith, Esq. ; Mullaghmore, of R. Burges, Esq. ; Seskinore, of Mrs. Perry ; and Somerset, of the Rev. J. Lowry. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of1 Armagh, and in the patronage of the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, who purchased the advowson in 1830 : the tithes amount to £692. The church is a large and handsome edifice, built about 1746, and enlarged arid much improved in 1773. The glebe-house was built in 1774, about which time the parish was disunited from Termon : it is large and handsome, and is on a glebe of 154 acres ; there is also a glebe at Upper Clogherny, comprising 429 acres, and another called Mullaghollin, in the parish of Termon, comprising 508 acres. making a total of 1084 acres of arable land, besides about 850 acres of mountain and bog. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and is called Beregh ; there are chapels at Beregh, Liskmore, and Brackey. At Dervethroy is a meeting-house for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the third class ; and at Seskinore is one in connection with the Associate Synod. The parochial school, situated near the church, is a large and handsome edifice, built by the inhabitants, at a cost of £800, and is supported by the rector ; and there are 11 other schools in the parish, also four Sunday schools. About a mile from the church are the ruins of the old churehi of Donaghaneigh, in a large townland, which is extra-parochial, and belongs to the Bishop of Clogher.

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