All Lewis entries for Martry


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


MARTRY, a parish, in the barony of LOWER NAVAN, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 5- miles (N. W.) from Navan, on the road to Kells, and on the river Blackwater ; containing 1128 inhabitants. It comprises 3705 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, the land being of medium quality and nearly equally divided between tillage and pasture ; and it includes a portion of a large bog, which extends into three of the adjoining parishes : there are several quarries of stone. Allanstown, the seat of W. H. Waller, Esq., is a handsome mansion, situated in a well-planted demesne of about 700 plantation acres, including a deer-park. In the demesne is Faughan hill, the summit of which being planted, forms a conspicuous object as seen from the south-east through a vista in the wood. The parish is in the diocese of Meath : the rectory formerly belonged to the priory of the Knights of St. John at Kilmainham, and in 1615 was granted in fee to Patrick Barnwall ; it is now impropriate in Dominick Reilly, Esq. ; the vicarage forms part of the union of Ardbraccan. The tithes amount to £178. 6. 8., of which £120 is payable to the impropriator. and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Ardbraccan, or Boherinean. A small school for females is supported by Mrs. Waller.

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