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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

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

"CARRIGALLEN, a parish in the barony of the same name, in the county of Leitrim, province of Connaught, Ireland, 6 miles to the S.W. of Cloone, and 87 miles to the N.W. of Dublin. It is situated in a boggy country, and contains abundance of good limestone. Petty sessions are held, and a police force is stationed in the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Kilmore, Ardagh, and Elphin, value £901, in the gift of the bishop. The chief residences are Clooncorick Castle, where the O'Rourkes had their seat; Woodford House, and Killygar House. Monday is the market day. Fairs are held annually on the 5th April, the 7th May, the 9th August, the 8th October, and the 31st December."

"CREAGHREVAGHANORE, a hamlet in the parish of Carrigallen, in the county of Leitrim, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Ballinamore."

"NEWTOWN-GORE, a post-office village in the parish and barony of Carrigallen, county Leitrim, province of Connaught, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Carrigallen. Here are the ruins of Moy Abbey. Woodford is the chief demesne in the neighbourhood."

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