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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"LURGAN, a parish, post and market town, in the barony of Castlerahan, county Cavan, province of Ulster, Ireland, 16 miles N.E. of Armagh. The parish is 7 miles long, and its average breadth is 1 mile. The surface is mostly cold and uninteresting, with some woodland. The road from Dublin to Enniskillen crosses the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Kilmore, value £869, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, which is at Virginia, was erected by means of a loan from the late Board of First Fruits in 1821. There are two united Roman Catholic chapels. Fort George is the principal seat."

"RAMOR, a lough in the parish of Lurgan, barony of Castlerahan, county Cavan, Ireland, 16 miles S.E. of Cavan. The lough is about 4 miles long by 1 wide, and has on its shore the market village of Virginia."

"VIRGINIA, a small market town in the parish of Lurgan, barony of Castlerahan, county Cavan, Ireland, 16 miles S.E. of Cavan. It is situated on Lough Ramor, and belongs to the Marquis of Headfort, of Virginia Park. Petty sessions are held weekly. There are a police station and a post office. Market day is Thursday. Fairs are held in each month except in January, February, and April."