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KNOCK, or KNOCKDRUMCALRY, a parish, in the barony of COSTELLO, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (E.) from Clare, on the road from Claremorris to Swinford; containing 3036 inhabitants.

It is chiefly under an improving system of tillage; there is a great quantity of bog. The principal seats are Ballyhoole, the residence of T. Rutledge, Esq.; and Aden, of A. O'Malley, Esq. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Kiltullagh; the tithes amount to £37. 13. 10.

In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Aughamore, in each of which is a chapel. There are six private schools, in which about 330 children are taught.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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