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Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland 1845

 

Killonaghan, or Killonahan

A parish on the west coast of the barony of Burren, 9 miles north by west of Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Munster. It contains the village of FERMOYLE. Length, 4 miles; breadth, 2; area, 7,350 acres, 3 roods, 3 perches. Pop., in 1831, 1,185; in 1841, 1,369. Houses 235. The surface has the mountainous and rocky character which prevails throughout the barony; and consists to a very large extent of unprofitable ground. A hill in the north has an altitude of 821 feet; and Slieve-Elva on the east boundary sends up three summits to the height of 1,004, 1,109, and 1,134 feet.—This parish is a rectory, and part of the benefice of RATHBOURNEY, in the dio. of Kilfenora. Tithe composition, 82 10s. The Roman Catholic chapel has an attendance of 460; and, in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement, is united to the chapel of Rathbourney. In 1834, the parishioners were all Roman Catholics; and a hedge-school had on its books 34 boys and 17 girls.

The Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland, 1845
Courtesy of Clare Local Studies Project

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