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LACKAN

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

"LACKAN, a parish in the barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, 5 miles N.N.W. of Killala, its post town. It is 3½ miles long, and its greatest breadth 2½. The surface is flat and uninteresting. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Killala, value, with others, £198, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is old. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, a National and a private day school. Castle Lackan is the principal mansion. Lackan Bay, which is sheltered on the E. by Kilcummin Head, is a coastguard station."

"RATHFRAN, a village in the parish of Lackan, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is situated on the W. side of Killala Bay."

"RATHLACKAN, a post-office village in the parish of Lackan, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, 5 miles N. of Killala. It is situated on the coast."

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