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KILMAINBEG, a parish, in the barony of KILMAINE, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (S. E.) from. Ballinrobe, on the confines of the county of Galway, containing 1343 inhabitants. It comprises 3151 statute acres, which are principally under tillage, and includes Fountain Hill, the residence of Theobald Jenings, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Kilmainmore; the rectory is partly appropriate to the prebend of Killabeggs, and partly to the vicarage. The tithes amount to £137. 15. 5., of which £10. 0. 2½. is payable to the prebendary, and £127. 15. 2½. to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Kilmain. There is a private school, in which about 50 children are educated.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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