"Dunnamaggan", or Donemagan, a parish, in the barony of Kells, in the county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Callan, on the King's river; containing 1162 inhabitants. It comprises 347 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; and is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Knocktopher. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a district, which also comprises the parishes of Kilree, Ballytobin, and Kilmoganny, and part of Kells; and contains the chapels of Donemagan and Kilmoganny. About 155 children are educated in two private schools, and a Sunday school is held in the R. C. chapel.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]