MAINE, a parish, in the barony of FERRARD, county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, 5¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Drogheda; containing 360 inhabitants.
It is situated on the eastern coast, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 1060¾ statute acres of excellent land, principally under tillage; there is no bog. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Armagh, forming part of the union of Termonfechan: the tithes amount to £90, and there is a glebe of 6 acres, valued at £9. 16. 10½. per annum. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Clogher.
About 60 children are taught in a private school. The ruins of an ancient church exist here.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.