Kinawley Parish


"Kinawley, a parish, partly in the barony of Tullaghagh county of Cavan, partly in that of Glenawley, but chiefly in that of Knockninny County of Fermanagh, and province of Ulster, 6 miles from Ballyconnell, on the road to Enniskillen ; containing, with the post-town of Swanlinbar, which is separately described, 16,077 inhabitants. According to the Ordnance survey it comprises 51,004 statute acres, of which 15,346 are in the county of Cavan; and, including islands, 35,657 are in the county of Fermanagh; of the latter number, 2895 acres are in Upper Lough Erne, and 645 in small loughs. Agriculture is in a good state; there is a considerable quantity of bog, and limestone and freestone are abundant. Cuilcagh mountain, which, according to the Ordnance survey, is 2188 feet high, is in the Cavan part of the parish."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

  • Cunningham, T. P. "The 1766 Religous Census, Kilmore and Ardagh", Breifne, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1962) p. 357-362
    • See also LDS Film 100173.

Description & Travel



Derryallen Lough, Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh
From the collection Pictures of Great Britain & Ireland, by Martin Goode.
Reproduced here with permission Martin Goode Watercolours

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


Historical Geography

The town of SWANLINBAR is located in the parish of Kinawley


Land & Property

  • 1792 Crofton: Rent Rolls, NLI Ms. 4530
  • 1796-1831 Crofton: Rent Rolls, NLI Ms. 8150


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