In 1868, the parish of Donaghmore contained the following places:
"DONAGHMORE, a parish in the barony of Upper Iveagh, in the county of Down, province of Ulster, Ireland, 3 miles N. of Newry. Loughbrickland is its post town. It is situated on the road from Dublin to Belfast. The surface consists of excellent soil. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in linen-weaving. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Dromore, value £397, in the patronage of the primate. The church was built by Primate Boulter in 1741; it received the addition of a tower in 1828. There are Roman Catholic chapels at Barr and Glen (united). The Presbyterians have a meeting-house, and there are National schools, and five pay day schools. The principal seats are Beach Hill, Fivemile Hill, Sheepbridge House, Fourmile House, Drumantine, and Grove. The Dowagh, or Danes' Castle, forms part of the western boundary of this parish. In 1641, Glen, or Glynwood, was the scene of a massacre, nearly 1,300 Protestants being butchered by a party of Roman Catholics who had concealed themselves in a neighbouring copse. A curious cross in the churchyard marks the entrance to an artificial cave of some extent. Fairs are held on the first Friday in every month."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018