Kildrumsherdan Parish


 (aka Ashfield or Killesherdoney)


"Killersherdiny, or Kildrumsherdan a parish, in the barony of Tullaghgarvey, county of Cavan, and province of Ulster, 2 and a half miles (S.W.) from Cootehill, on the road to Cavan; containing 6997 inhabitants. It is also called Kilsherdany, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 16,618 1/2 statute acres, of which 15,501 are applotted under the tithe act; about 4560 are arable, 8940 are meadow and pasture, 320 woodland, 107 water, and the remainder bog ; the system of agriculture is improved."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

"On the eastern boundary of the parish, and in the townland of Corbeagh, the village of Clemenstown, ..." [From Ordnance Survey Memoirs late 1835]


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Kildrumsherdan Parish which are provided by:



The transcription for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

The towns of CLEMENTSTOWN and TULLYVIN are in the parish of Kildrumsherdan



  • Smith, B.M. "Historic Kildrumsherdan", Heart of Breifne, 1987, pp. 85-88.
  • Day, A. and McWilliams, P. (Editors) Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, v40, Counties of South Ulster, 1834-38, The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queens University of Belfast, 1998.
  • Quinn, (Rev.) John [Ed.]. Kilsherdany: Its History and its People. Kilsherdany Parish Council, 1977

Land & Property

  • The Leitrim Papers National Library of Ireland Collection List No. 49 (Mss 32,639-81; Mss 33,814-33,889 & Ms 49,372) Compiled by Brigid Clesham, Archivist 1999
  • Extract from Register of Deeds No: 228/182/149918 Date Registered: 22 March 1764 Comment: Joseph Ashe and Susanna Ashe, his wife, and Richard Ashe of the third part.


You can see maps centred on OSI grid reference H5724710163 (Lat/Lon: 54.037569, -7.126982), Kildrumsherdan Parish which are provided by:


Memorial Inscriptions

  • Ó Mordha, B. "Kilsherdany Inscriptions" Breifne, v. 7, No. 26, 1988, p 605-612

Military Records

  • London-Derry Journal
    • 1796 Nov 8, Afhfield Cavalry - Henry Clements, Efq; to be captain, William Wright, Efq; to be firft lieutenant, Francis Dawfon, Efq; to be second lieutenant.
  • Snodaigh, P.O. Irish Volunteers 1715-1793, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1995
    • Ashfield Volunteers - 1781, 1783, 1784
    • Ashfield Infantry, Volunteer Association of the Manor of Ashfield


  • The Armagh Guardian, February 4, 1845, Births: Jan. 27, at Fort William, county of Cavan, the Lady of T. Coote, Esq., D.L., of a son.