The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

In 1868, the parish of Moville Lower contained the following places:

"MOVILLE LOWER, a parish, post and market town, in the barony of East Innishowen, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland. The parish is 5 miles long by 4½ broad. The surface lies along the coast of Lough Foyle. The interior is mostly mountainous, with an inferior soil. The coast is bold and rocky, and is indented by several small creeks, including Kinigoe Bay, where are the Inishowen lights. The town is situated on the coast of Lough Foyle, and on the road from Inishowen Head to Londonderry, 30 miles N.E. of Letterkenny, and 162 from Dublin. It is a police and coastguard station, and a bathing place. It has a neat and cleanly appearance, with good accommodation for visitors. A pier was constructed here in 1850. Petty sessions are held once a month. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Derry, value £415, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, which stands near the coast, was erected at the end of the 18th century. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to those of Ballymacrag and Ballybrack. There is also a Presbyterian meeting-house in the parish. Moville Lodge and Summer Hill are the principal residences. Thursday is market day. Fairs are held on the 28th January, April, July, and October."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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