The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"CARBURY BARONY, one of the 6 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Sligo, in the province of Connaught, Ireland, situated in the northern part of the county, and bounded on the E. by the county of Leitrim, on the S. by the barony of Tirerill, and on the W. and N-W. by Sligo Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It contains the parishes of Ahamlish, Calry, Drumcliff, Killaspugbrone, Kilmacowen, and St. John's, with part of the parish of Rossinver. It extends over an area of about 79,000 acres."
"CHURCH ISLAND, a small island in Lough Gill, in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland. There are some ruins on the island."
"COLGAGH, a small lough in the county of Sligo, Ireland."
"CONY, (or Cuney), a small island in the barony of Carbery, in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Sligo. It is about 3¾ miles in circuit, and forms a breakwater to the bay. There are five other small islands of this name in Ireland; one in Lough Neagh, county of Armagh; another at the mouth of the river Fergus, county of Clare; a third in Crookhaven, county of Cork; a fourth in Lough Swilly, county of Donegal; and a fifth in Upper Lough Erne, county of Fermanagh.
"COOLAVIN, a barony in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is situated near Lake Gara. Its ancient name was Gregragia. The barony of Corran forma its northern boundary, the county of Roscommon its southern and eastern, and the county of Mayo its western. It contains the parishes of Killaraght, Kilfree, and part of Kilcolman. Its length is nearly 9 miles, its greatest breadth over 7, and it covers an area of 29,157 acres, about one-tenth of which is in Lough Gara, and a large proportion is bog. Offshoots of the Curlew chain of mountains cross the interior, and the river Boyle effects the drainage of the southern portion of the barony."
"CORRAN, a barony in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland. The baronies of Leyny and Tirehrill bound it on the N., E., and W., and the county of Roscommon and the barony of Coolavin on the S. It is near 12 miles in length and over 9 in breadth, having an area of 45,628 acres. It contains the parishes of Cloonoghill, Drumrat, Emlaghfad, Kilmorgan, Kilshalvy or Killowchalway, Toomour, part of Kilturra, and the village of Ballymote. Part of the Curlew mountains rise in the S. The eastern border is hemmed in by a chain of mountains, beneath which are several curious caves. The surface has some bog, but the soil is excellent. The river Arrow washes the eastern frontier, and the Ovenmore flows from the interior to the W."
"CURLEW MOUNTAINS, a lofty range running from N. to S. in the counties of Sligo and Roscommon, province of Connaught, Ireland. Their summits command an imposing view. Large masses of lime and sandstone occur on their sides."
"DERIG, a small island lying off the coast of the barony of Carbery, in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland."
"DERRINISH, an island in Milk Haven, in the county of Sligo, of about 76 acres. It is the property of Viscount Palmerston."
"DUMORAN, a harbour in the barony of Tyreragh, in the county of Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland, near Anghris Head."
"EASKY, (or Esk), a lake lying between the baronies of Leney and Tyreragh, county Sligo, province of Connaught; Ireland. Its area is about 340 acres. It is screened on the W. by the Lurgan hills, and from it issues the river Easky, which is a fine salmon stream.
"GAROGUE, a river rising in Lough Gill, county Sligo, Ireland: it runs 4 miles N.W. to Sligo Bay."
"GILL, a lough, situated between counties Sligo and Leitrim, province of Connaught, Ireland, 2 miles E. of Sligo. It is 4 miles long, and contains two large islands. The river Bonnet falls into this lake. The surrounding scenery is very beautiful and well wooded."
"INISHMULCLOHT, (or Coney Island), an island in Sligo Bay, county Sligo, Ireland, 5 miles N.W. of Sligo.
"LEYNY, a barony in county Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is bounded by the baronies of Carbery, Tiraghrill, and Corran, and by county Mayo. It is 17 miles long, and its greatest breadth is 10 miles. This barony contains the parishes of Achonry, Killoran, Kilmacteigue, and Kilvarnet, and parts of Ballysadare, comprising about 121,686 acres."
"MILK HAVEN, a harbour on the coast of Sligo, Ireland, 4 miles N. by E. of Grange. It has 12 feet water, with a sandy bottom."
"MOY, (anciently called Muadus), a river of counties Sligo and Mayo, Ireland. It rises near Tobercurry, and, after a course of 35 miles, falls into Killala Bay."
"MULLAGHMORE POINT, a small harbour and coastguard station adjoining Milk Haven, county Sligo, Ireland, 4 miles N. by E. of Grange. It is sandy, and has a pier built by the late Lord Palmerston."
"OWENBEG, a streams which rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."
"OWENBEG, two streams of this name in ; one rises in the Clanruddery mountains, county Kerry, Ireland, and joins the river Feale at Wellesley Bridge, in county Limerick; the other stream rises near Lough Easkey, in county Sligo, and joins the river Owenmore near Colooney."
"PORTEVAD, a small harbour in Ballysadere Bay, county Sligo, Ireland, 4 miles N. by W. of Ballysadere. It is a coastguard station."
"SKEAN, a lough on the borders of the counties of Sligo and Roscommon, Ireland, near Lough Meelagh."
"TALT, a lough in the western division of county Sligo, Ireland. It is situated amongst the Ox mountains, and has trout. Its surface is 455 feet above sea-level."
"TIRERAGH, a barony in county Sligo, Ireland, containing Ardnaree, Dromore-West, and the parishes of Castleconnor, Dromard, Casky, Kilglass, Kilmacshalgan, Skreen, Templeboy, and parts of Kilmoremoy."
"TIRERILL, a barony in county Sligo, Ireland, containing Ballinafad, Collooney, Riverstoun, and the parishes of Aghanagh, Ballynakill, Ballysamaghan, Drumcolumb, Killadoon, Killerry, Kilmacallan, Kilmactranny, Kilross, Shancough, and Tawnagh, and part of Ballysadare."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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