All Lewis entries for Killeenavarra


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


KILLUNAVARRA, or KILLEENAVARRA, a parish, in the barony of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5- miles (N. by W.) from Gort, on the road from that place to Galway ; containing 1362 inhabitants. It comprises 5330 statute acres, generally poor rocky land, and contains Clough, the residence of Maurice Blake, Esq. ; from the use of sea-weed as manure the land produces good crops. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmacduagh, forming part of the union of Kilcolgan: the rectory is appropriate to the see of Clonfert and the living of Ardrahan: the tithes amount to £118. 10., of which £31. 17. 6. is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £57. 15. to the incuminbent of Ardrahan, and. £28. 17. 6. to the vicar. At Clough is a school of about 80 children, to which Mr. Blake has given a house and 15 acres of land. There are some small remains of the ancient church.

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