The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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

"KILLELAGH, a parish in the barony of Loughinsholin, county Londonderry, province of Ulster, Ireland, 2 miles S.S.E. of Maghera, its post town. The parish is 4 miles long by 24 broad. The surface is very mountainous, lying near the Carntogher hills. The small river Clody effects the drainage towards the N. The interior is intersected by the road from Belfast to Londonderry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Derry, value £250, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a modern building. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to those of Maghera. There are four day schools in the parish. This district belongs principally to the Vintners' and Mercers' Companies. Basalt and sandstone are the prevailing rocks."

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