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"Mullagh, a market-town and parish, in the barony of Castletrahan, county of Cavan, and pro-vince of Ulster, 6 miles (N. N. W.) from Kells, on the road to Bailieborough; containing 5960 inhabitants, of which number, 108 are in the town. This parish is situated on the confines of the county of Meath, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 12,873 statute acres, of which 140¾ are water, and there are large tracts of bog and mountain; the general quality of the land is good. There is abundance of stone for building; some slate is found on the glebe, and coal exists, but is not worked. The town, which consists of 36 houses, is a constabulary police station, and petty sessions are held on alternate Fridays. It has a weekly market; and fairs for the sale of cattle and pigs, oats, butter, and flax, are held on Jan. 20th, March 25th, May 27th July 29th, Sept. 80th, and Nov, 25th."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)


Postcard Photo by J.A. Coleman The Bailieboro Studio no. 7057]


  • 1821 Census LDS Film 0597158

Church Records

  • 1851: List of Inhabitants of Castlerahan Barony c. 1851 With Killinkere Catholic Parish Registers. NLI Pos. 5349

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Mullagh which are provided by:


  • Ferguson, S. (Sir), 'On an Ogham Inscription at Mullagh, Co. Cavan', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 1875.
  • O'Connell, P. "Historical Notices of Mullagh and District", Breifny Antiquarian Society Journal, V. 1 No. 2, p. 113-153, 1921
  • Portrait of a Parish : Mullagh, Co Cavan, Mullagh Historical Committee, 1988.
  • St. Kilian's Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co. Cavan.

Land and Property

  • Earl of Fingall: Rent Rolls, 1750, NLI Ms. 8024

Military Records

Names, Geographical

  • Townland Listing from 1851 Census - IreAtlas Townland Database
    • Annagharnet, Ardlow
    • Cloghbally Lower, Cloghbally Upper, Cloghballybeg, Cloghergoole, Clonarney, Clonmacmara, Corfad, Corlat, Cornaglare, Cornaglea Lower, Cornaglea Upper, Cornakill, Corragloon, Corryrourke, Crossbane, Crosscarn, Crossreagh, Cuilcagh
    • Doon, Drumrat
    • Enagh
    • Glebe, Greaghclogh, Greaghnadarragh
    • Killeter
    • Lenanavragh, Lislin, Lisnabantry, Lisnahederna
    • Mullagh
    • Palmira
    • Raffony, Rantavan, Rosehill
    • Seeharan


  • "1664 Hearth Money Roll for Barony of Castlerahan", Breifne, v.7 No. 25, 1987, p.489-497