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Miscellaneous

In 1868, the parish of Miscellaneous contained the following places:

"BANAGH BARONY, one of the six baronies or subdivisions of the county of Donegal, in the province of Ulster, Ireland occupying the south-western part of the county, and bounded on the N. by the Atlantic Ocean and the barony of Boylagh, on the E. by the baronies of Raphoe and Tirhugh, on the S. by Donegal Bay, and on the W. by the Atlantic Ocean. It contains the parishes of Glencolumbkille, Inver, Kilcar, Killaghtee, Upper Killybegs, and Killymard, with parts of Inishkeel and Lower Killybegs, and the town of Ardara. The barony has an area of about 178,000 acres."

"BOYLAGH BARONY, one of the 6 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, situated on the western side of the county, and bounded on the N. and E. by the barony of Kilmacreenan, on the S. by the barony of Banagh, and on the W. by the Atlantic Ocean. It contains parts of the parishes of Inishkeel (including the village of Glenties), Lower Killybegs, Lettermacaward, and Templecrone, and comprises an area of about 158,500 acres."

"CHURCH-POOL, a natural harbour, situated on the S. side of the mouth of the river Guibarra, in the barony of Boylagh, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It affords good anchorage."

"CLADY, a rivulet in the barony of Kilmacrenan, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster."

"CLOGHANEELY, a district including the western portion of the barony of Kilmacrenan, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. This district deserves to be better known, for it offers a wide field both for naturalist and painter. Lying to the S.W. is the mountain called Muckish, from its similarity to the back of a pig."

"CLOONEY, a lough in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, about 7 miles to the N.W. of Glenties."

"CRAGHY, a lough in the county of Donegal, Ireland. It is about 2 miles long."

"DERG, a lough in the barony of Tyrhugh, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, 3 miles N.W. of Pettigoe. It lies at the lower end of Lough Erne, and covers an extent of 2,140 acres. It has several small islands, one of which, called St. Patrick's Purgatory, has two small chapels upon it, and a shrine at which annual rites are observed. The surrounding scenery is extremely desolate. The river Derg flows from this lake, and takes a course of 17 miles to the Moyle."

"DOUNE, a rock in the barony of Kilmacrenan, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It stands on the eastern boundary of the barony, and from its peculiar and isolated position forms a natural stronghold, possessing immense advantages. Here, according to tradition, it was the custom from a remote period to elect the kings of Tyrconnel; the ceremony is described by Giraldus Cambrensis. Here in 1608 Sir Cahir O'Dogherty was shot by a Scotchman, whose whole family had been murdered by Sir Cahir."

"DRUMBEE, it is situated in the Finn valley, in the barony of Raphoe, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, near Ballybofin. It is the seat of Sir E. S. Hayes, Bart., M.P."

"DUNAFF, a promontory, fishing and coastguard station, in the barony of Innishowen, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It lies at the mouth of Lough Swilly."

"DUNLEWY, a lake in the barony of Kilmacrenan, in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, near Lake Nacung. On its banks is Dunlewy House. Good marble is quarried in the vicinity."

"EDDERNISH, an island in the barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It lies between Rutland Island and the mainland. Upon it is an unfinished salt work. It has a convenient landing-stage."

"ESK, a river and lake between the baronies of Tyrhugh and Bannagh, in county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. The lake is a very beautiful piece of water, covering about 975 acres. Two small salmon streams empty their waters into it, and from it issues the river Esk, which falls into Donegal Bay. On the shores of the lake stretches the demesne which bears its name."

"FANNAT, a district and peninsula in the barony of Kilmacrenan, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It extends between Lough Silly and Mulroy Bay. The surface is naked upland. A lighthouse was erected on Fannat Point, in 1816, 90 feet high, and visible at a distance of 14 miles."

"FINN, a river and lough, the latter being in the barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland; the river, after issuing from the lough, runs E. through the baronies of Boylagh and Raphoe, and falls into the river Foyle, near Lifford, its whole length being about 25 miles."

"FORT, a lough in the barony of Raphoe, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, 1 mile E. of Newtown-Conyngham. Its length is about a mile by a quarter of a mile wide. Beneath its surface lie the remains of a castle, supposed at some early period to have occupied a small island, hut to have become submerged by the rising of the lake's level."

"FOYLE LOUGH and RIVER, the lough lying between the counties of Donegal and Londonderry, province of Ulster, Ireland, is the estuary of the river Foyle, and is 15 miles long by 10 across at its widest part. Its form is triangular. On its northern shore stand Clare Castle, Muff, Carrowkeel, Summerhill, and Moville; on its eastern shore Ballykelly, Newtown-Limavady, Macgillican Point, and Culmore Fort, near which point stands the city of Londonderry, at the embouchure of the river Foyle. This river is formed by the confluence of the Finn and Mourne, which occurs at Lifford some 16 miles distant from the lough head. Its tributaries are numerous, and yield supplies of salmon and other fish. It is crossed by a curious bridge at Londonderry. During the siege of 1689, a boom was thrown across the river, but it proved to be no obstacle to the Dartmouth when she passed up to the relief of Derry."

"GLACKMORE, a mountain in the barony of Innishowen, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, near Lough Foyle. It attains an altitude of 1,295 feet."

"GLENDOOEN, a range of mountains in the barony of Kilmacrenan, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland."

"GLENGAD, (or Glenegad), a headland on the N. coast of the barony of Innishowen, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It is situated on the W. of the entrance of Culdaff Bay. From this point to Malin Head and the bay of Strathbreaga the coast is of a very wild and rugged character.

"GOLA, a small island in the barony of Kilmacrenan, county Donegal, Ireland. It is situated near the entrance of Gwedore Bay."

"GREENCASTLE HARBOUR, in county Donegal, Ireland, 3 miles N.E. of Moville. It is a subport to Derry, with a coastguard station at the fort near Lough Foyle's mouth. In the vicinity is Greencastle House."

"GWEEBARA, a small river of county Donegal, Ireland, rising near Lough Barra, and falling into the sea at Gweebara Bay."

"INISHBOFIN, (or Innisboffin), an island and coastguard station in the barony of Kilmacrenan, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. 1 mile off the coast. It is about 1 mile long, and principally inhabited by fishermen.

"INISHCARAGH, (or Inishkeeragh), an islet off the west coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 1 mile S. of Arran.

"INISHCOO, an islet off the west coast of county Donegal, Ireland."

"INISHDOOEY, an islet in county Donegal, Ireland, near Inishbofin,"

"INISHDUFF, an islet in Fintra Bay, county Donegal, 5 miles S.W. of Killybegs."

"INISHFREE ISLETS, in Inishfree Bay, county Donegal, Ireland, 2 miles S.W. of Gweedore Bay."

"INISHMAKEERA and INISHMEANE, islets off the coast of county Donegal, Ireland."

"INISHSIRRER, an islet in the county Donegal, Ireland, 3 miles S.W. of Bloody Foreland."

"INNISHOWEN, (or Ennishowen), a barony in county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. Its length is 22 miles, and its greatest breadth 16½ miles. It is bounded by the ocean on the N., by Lough Foyle on the E., by the liberties of Londonderry on the S., and by Lough Swilly and the Atlantic on the W. The coast is generally bold and majestic, presenting much grandeur of scenery. Culdaff Bay and Strathbreagy Bay are the chief inlets. The surface is mountainous and wild. This barony is divided into E. and W. districts, and contains the extra parochial districts of Effishbreda, Currohill, Mintiaghs, and the parishes of Burt, Clonca, Clonmany, Culdaff, Dysertegney, Donagh, Lower and Upper Fahan, Inch Lower and Upper, Moville; Muff, and the towns of Buncrana and Carndonagh. This barony gives name to a Poor-law Union lying within its limits, containing 21 electoral divisions. The poorhouse, built in 1843, affords indoor relief for 600 cases. It has five dispensaries.

"INNISTRAHUL, an islet off the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 7 miles N.E. of Malin Head. It has on it a lighthouse erected in 1812, with a revolving light visible for 18 miles."

"KILLYDONNELL, an ancient abbey in county Donegal, Ireland. It is situated near Rathmelton, and is now a ruin."

"KILMACREDA, an islet in Inver Bay, county Donegal, Ireland."

"KILMACRENAN, a barony in county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It is bounded on the W. and N.W. by the Atlantic, on the E. by Lough Swilly, and on the S. by Raphoe. It is 24 miles long, and its greatest breadth is 23 miles. It contains the parishes of Aghanunshin, Anghnish, Clondahorky, Clondavaddog, Gartan; Killygarvan, Kilmacrenan, Mevagh, Raymunterdoney, Tullaghobegly, Tullyfern, and part of Conwal; besides the towns and villages of Letterkenny, Rathmelton, Dunfanaghy, and Rathmullen."

"KINDRUM, a lough in county Donegal, Ireland, lying between Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly."

"KINNY, a lough near Lough Swilly, county Donegal, Ireland."

"LEANANE, a stream rising in Lough Gartan, county Donegal, Ireland, and falling into Lough Swilly near Rathmelton."

"LINAANE BAY, in the barony of Innishowen, county Donegal, Ireland. It is situated on the E. side of Lough Swilly."

"LOUGH MOURNE, two small lakes of this name in Ireland; one in county Antrim, near Carrickfergus, the other in county Donegal, forming the source of the Mourne Beg rivulet, which joins the Derg at Foggy Hill.

"LOUGHROSBEG and LOUGHROSMORE, bays on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 4 miles W. of Ardara."

"MACSWYNE'S BAY, on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland. It is situated inside St. John's Point, and has from 3 to 10 fathom water. And at Horn Head, on the same coast, is MacSwyne's Gun, a narrow cave through which the sea dashes with such violence that it may be heard at the distance of 20 miles."

"MALIN BAY, a rocky inlet on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, between Teelin Head and Rossan Point."

"MELMORE POINT, a headland on the W. side of Mulroy Bay, county Donegal, Ireland. It is crowned by a signal tower."

"MUCKISH, a mountain in county Donegal, Ireland, 5 miles S. by. W. of Dunfanaghy. It attains an elevation of 2,190 feet above sea-level."

"MUCKRIS POINT, a headland on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 2 miles E. of Feelin Bay."

"MULLAGHDERG, a lough and headland in Gweedore Bay, county Donegal, Ireland, 6 miles N. of Dunglow."

"MULROY BAY, on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, between Sheephaven and Lough Swilly. It is 13 miles deep, and from 2 miles to half a mile across, having 2 to 12 fathoms water. Off the entrance of the bay lies the Frenchman's Rock, and at its head stands the village of Milford."

"NACUNG, a small lough in the northern division of county Donegal, Ireland, 7 miles N.E. of Dunglow. It is situated under the Arrigal Mountain, and is about 3 miles long by 1½ mile broad."

"NALUGHRAMAN, a small lough in the county of Donegal, Ireland, 4 miles S.W. of Adare."

"OWENCOCKER, a small river of the county of Donegal, Ireland, rises under Benbane Mountain, and falls into Loughros Beg Bay."

"OWENEA, a stream of the county of Donegal, Ireland, rises in Lough Ea, and after a course of 15 miles falls into Loughrosmore Bay near Ardara."

"OWEY, an islet off the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 3 miles N.E. of Oranmore Island."

"PORT-LORGAN, a creek in the barony of Inishowen, county Donegal, Ireland, near Malin Head."

"PORTMORE, a creek in the barony of Inishowen, county Donegal, Ireland, near Malin Head."

"PORTNABLAS AND PORTNACROSS, two small harbours on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland."

"PORTNOO, (or Porthnoe), a small harbour in the barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, Ireland. It has a pier, chiefly used by fishing-boats.

"PORTSALLAGH, a small harbour on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 1 mile S. of Inishowen Head, and 4 miles N.E. of Moville."

"RAGHTINMORE, a mountain in county Donegal, Ireland, 3 miles S.E. of Dunaff. It is situated to the E. of Lough Swilly, and attains an altitude of 1,656 feet."

"RANNACH POINT, a promontory on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland. It is situated at the S.W. corner of Aranmore, and has a shoal off it."

"RAPHOE, a barony in the county of Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. It is bounded by the baronies of Kilmacrenan, Innishowen, Tirhugh, and Bannagh, and by the counties of Londonderry and Tyrone. It is 24 miles in length, and over 14 in breadth. The rivers of this barony ale the Swilly, the Finn, the Foyle, and the Deel. It contains the parishes of All Saints, Clonleigh, Convoy, Donaghmore, Killea, Kiltevoge, Leck, Raphoe, Namoghy, Stranorlar, Taughboyne, and parts of Conwal and Urney."

"RATHLIN O'BIRNE, a cluster of small islands in Malin Bay, county Donegal, Ireland, 6 miles N.W. of Killybegs."

"RAYE, a stream of the county of Donegal, Ireland."

"REELAN, a stream of the county of Donegal, Ireland, rises under Silver Hill, and falls into the Finn."

"RINRAWROS, a bay in the island of Aran, barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, Ireland."

"RONANISH, an islet at the entrance to Gweebarra Bay, county Donegal, Ireland."

"ROTTEN ISLAND, an islet in Killybegs Bay, county Donegal, Ireland, with a lighthouse 67 feet high."

"RUTLAND, an islet near Aran Island, county Donegal, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Dunglow."

"SALT, a lough in the county of Donegal, Ireland, 5 miles W. of Milford. It is near 1 mile in length, by half a mile in breadth, and 205 feet deep. Near its head is Salt-hill, rising about 1,550 feet above sea level."

"SCALP, a mountain in county Donegal, Ireland, 1,590 feet above sea-level."

"SEAL, an island in Trawbeaga Bay, county Donegal, Ireland."

"SESSIAGH, a small lough in the county of Donegal, Ireland, 1 mile S.E. of Dunfanaghy."

"SHEEPHAVEN, a bay on the N. coast of the county of Donegal, Ireland, lying between Horn Head and Straughan Point."

"SILVERHILL, a mountain in the county of Donegal, Ireland, near 2,000 feet above sea-level."

"STAGS, the several groups of rocks on the coast of Ireland, as the Stags of Cork, on the side of Cork Harbour; the Stags of Arran, off the W. coast of county Donegal; the Stags of Broadhaven, off the coast of county Mayo, near Benwell Head; and the Stags of Castlehaven, off the coast of county Cork, near Toe Head."

"STRABEAGA, a bay on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, between Malin and Dunaff heads. It has a narrow harbour with a bar at the entrance."

"STRUVE POINT, a headland at the entrance of Lough Foyle, county Donegal, Ireland."

"SWILLY, a sea lough and river on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, containing Inch Island."

"TARMON, a stream of county Donegal, Ireland, rises under Crockinnagoe mountains, and falls into Lower Lough Erne."

"THE ROSSES, several islands in the barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, Ireland, including Inniscu, Innismakadu, and several smaller islands, with a wild district on the mainland belonging to Marquis Conyngham.

"TIRHUGH, a barony in county Donegal, Ireland, containing Ballintrae, Ballyshannon, and parishes of Donegal, Drumholm, and Kilbarron, and parts of Inishmacsaint and Templecarne."

"TORMORE, an islet on the coast of county Donegal, Ireland, 10 miles W. of Ardara."

"TORY, an island near Tory Sound, county Donegal, Ireland. It is nearly 3 miles long by half a mile broad, and has a lighthouse and the remains of two abbeys, with a round tower."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018