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

"RAHAN, a parish in the barony of Ballycowan, King's County, province of Leinster, Ireland, 45 miles W. of Tullamore. Ballycumber is its post town. It is 6½ miles long by 4½ broad. The surface, which consists for the most part of bog, is situated in a flat and uninteresting district. It is crossed by the Grand canal and by the Clodagh rivulet. The Brosna touches it on the W. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Meath, value £115, in the patronage of the Incumbent of Fircall. The church was built in 1732 by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The Roman Catholic chapel, or convent, is the head of a church district. Here are also a Jesuits' college and the remains of an abbey."

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