All Lewis entries for Killaney


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


KILLANEY, or KILLENEY, a parish, in the barony of UPPER CASTLEREAGH, county of DOWN, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Saintfield, on the road from that place to Ballinahinch ; containing 1298 inhabitants. According to the Ordnance survey, it comprises 2859 statute acres, of which 68- are water : the land is good, and under an excellent system of cul tivation, producing abundant crops. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Down, and in the patronage of the Marquess of Downshire, in whom the rectory is impropriate : the tithes amount to £85. There is neither church, glebe-house, nor glebe. The church was greatly injured in 1641, and is now in ruins, but divine service is regularly performed in the parochial school-house. There is a Presbyterian meeting-house. The parochial school is supported by the Marquess of Down shire and the vicar. The school-house was built by subscription ; about 3O children are educated in it and 100 in a private school ; and there is a Sunday school.

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