Clooncraff

CLOONAFF, or CLONCRAFF, a parish, in the barony and county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (N. N.E.) from Strokestown, on the shore of Lough Baffin; containing 2524 inhabitants, and comprising 9471 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The lands are principally under tillage, producing good crops, and there is a proportionate quantity of bog, affording a sufficient supply of fuel. Moss Hill, the seat of Capt. Conry, is pleasantly situated; and there are three lakes in the parish. The rectory and vicarage form part of the union of Aughrim, in the diocese of Elphin: the tithes amount to £100. The ancient parish church was part of a monastery said to have been founded by St. Patrick, and which was in existence in the 12th century. The R. C. parish is coextensive with that of the Established Church; there are two chapels, one in the townland of Cloonaff, and one in that of Drummamullan. There is a school of about 120 children aided by £2. 2. per ann. from Mrs.

Conry.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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