DONAGHMOYNE, a parish, in the barony of FARNEY (called also, from, this parish, DONAGHMOYNE), county of MONAGHAN, and province of ULSTER, 2½ miles (N. N. E.) from Carrickmacross; containing 14,070 inhabitants. It is situated on the mail coach road from Dublin to Londonderry, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 25,604 statute acres, -of which 102¼ are in Lough Muckno, and 258¼ in the smaller lakes with which the parish is interspersed.

Nearly the whole of the land is in tillage; the soil is fertile and produces tolerably good crops, but the system of agriculture is in a very unimproved state. Limestone abounds in the southern part of the parish, and is quarried for building and for agricultural purposes; and coal has been discovered on the townland of Corlea, but has not been worked. At Thornford there is an extensive corn-mill. The principal gentlemen's seats are Longfield, the residence of J. Johnston, Esq.; Rahens, of J. Read, Esq.; Donaghmoyne, of J. Bashford, Esq.; Cabragh Lodge, of J. Boyle Kernan, Esq.; Rocksavage, of J. Plunkett, Esq.; Broomfield, of W. Henry, Esq.; Thornford, of Hamilton McMath, Esq.; and Longfield Cottage, of R. Banan, Esq.

The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clogher, and in the patronage of the Crown; the rectory is impropriate in J. B. Kernan, Esq. The tithes amount to £1430 15. 4½., of which £416. 18. 5½. is payable to the impropriator, and £953. 16. 11. to the vicar. The glebe-house is a comfortable residence, with grounds containing seven acres; the glebe comprises 50½ acres. The church, a neat modern structure, was erected on a site presented by Jas. Bashford, Esq., by aid of a loan of £1250 from the late Board of First Fruits. In the R. C. divisions the parish is partly in the union or district of Inniskeen, and partly a benefice in itself, there are three chapels, situated respectively at Donaghmoyne, Lisdoonan, and Tapla, belonging to the parochial benefice, and one at Drumcatton belonging to the union of Inniskeen. There are schools at Lisdoonan and Donaghmoyne, supported by subscription, in which about 70 children are instructed; and 13 pay schools, in which are about 460 boys and 170 girls, also a Sunday school. At Fincairn, in the northern part of the parish, are several large stones, supposed to be a druidical monument. On the townland of Cabragh was formerly an abbey dependent on the abbey of Mellifont; and on the townland of Mannon are the remains of an ancient castle, or Danish fort, which, from its elevated situation, and the remains of the buildings on its summit, appears to have been a strong and very important post; it commands an extensive view of the surrounding country.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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The civil parish of Donaghmoyne contained the townlands of:
Aghacloghan, Aghadreenan, Aghateskin, Aghavilla, Agheeshal, Aghnafarcan, Annagerril, Annahaia, Anny, Ardkirk, Aughrim Beg, Aughrim More, Beagh, Blittoge, Bocks Lower, Bocks Middle, Bocks Upper, Brackagh, Brackly, Capragh, Cargaghlisnanarney, Carrickavoley, Carricklane, Cashlan East, Cashlan West, Cloghoge and Tievadinna / Tievadinna, Clonavogy, Colgagh, Coolcair, Coolderry, Coolnagrattan, Coolskeagh, Corcullioncrew, Corcullionglish, Cordrummans Lower, Cordrummans Middle, Cordrummans Upper, Corlea, Corleck, Corlygorm, Cormoy, Cormoy Lower, Cormoy Upper, Cornacrew, Cornagall, Cornahawla, Cornamucklagh / Garranroe, Cornanerriff, Cornanure, Cornasleeve, Corragarry / Sruell, Corrateean, Corrateemore, Corravoo, Corrinary, Corrinshigagh, Corrinshigagh (Cope), Creevy (Oliver), Creevy (Swinburn), Crossalare, Crover, Cullentraghbane, Cullentraghduff, Derryilan / Knocknamullagh, Dian, Dooraa, Drumaconvern, Drumavaddy, Drumberagh, Drumcattan, Drumdreeny, Drumganny, Drumganus Lower, Drumganus Upper, Drumgoose, Drumgristin Lower, Drumgristin Upper, Drumhaman, Drumharriff, Drumharriff North, Drumhillagh, Drumillard, Drumlandrick, Drumlurg, Drumlusty, Drummacavoy, Drummanreagh, Drumnanaliv, Drumneill, Drumny, Dunanny, Dunaree, Dunaree Latin, Dundrockan, Edengilrevy, Feegavla, Fincarn, Garrifly, Gorteens, Kednaminsha, Kednugullion, Keeneraboy, Killabrick, Killarue, Kilmurry, Kilnacranfy, Kiltybegs, Knockreagh Lower, Knockreagh Upper, Lackafin, Laragh, Lattylanigan, Lisagore, Lisaquill, Lisdoonan, Lisgall, Lisnafinelly, Lisnagunnion, Lisnamacka, Lisnamoyle Etra, Lisnamoyle Otra, Longfield Etra, Longfield Otra, Lurganboys, Maghernakill, Momony, Monalia, Monanagirr, Monanny, Monyglen, Monygorbet, Moyles, Mucker, Muff, Mullaghunshinagh, Mullanavannog, Oghill, Rahans, Rathmore, Rossdreenagh, Shancobane, Shancoduff, Taplagh, Tattyboy, Tonyellida, Toome, Tray, Tullanacrunat North, Tullanacrunat South, Tullylougherny, Tullymackilmartin, Tullynacross, Tullyvaragh Lower, Tullyvaragh Upper, Tusker,

Land & Property

The entry for Donaghmoyne from Griffiths Valuation 1847/64

Tithe Applotment Books 1823/37 for this parish on TNAI



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