All Lewis entries for Munterconnaught


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


MUNTERCONNAUGHT, a parish, in the barony of CASTLERAHAN, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (N. by. E.) from Oldcastle, on the road from Kells to Ballyjamesduff ; containing 2969 inhabitants, This parish is on the confines of the county of Meath, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 7432- statute acres, of which 5828 are applotted under the tithe act, and 965- are in Lough Ramor. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmore forming part of the union of Lurgan : the tithes aniount to £148. The church is a very neat building, erected in 1832, by a gift of £900 from the late Board of First Fruits. In the R.C. divisions it is part of the union of Castlerahan and Munterconnaught : the chapel is a good stone building. About 140 children are educated in a school aided by subscriptions ; and there are three private schools, in which are about 160 children. Here was anciently an hospital, the endowment of which was granted by Jas. I. to Sir Edward Moore.

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