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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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

"BALLYMORE, a parish in the barony of Rathconrath, in the county of Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 15 miles to the W. of Mullingar, and 72 miles from Dublin. It contains Lough Sendy. An abbey was founded here in 1218, by the De Lacys, for monks of the Premonstratensian, and nuns of the Benedictine order. In 1641 Ballymore was one of the English military stations; in 1691 it was garrisoned by the Irish, and taken by General De Ginkell. The town had formerly the privilege of a market. It is a chief police station, and petty sessions are held once a fortnight. Good limestone is quarried in the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Meath, value £93, in the gift of the bishop. Fairs are held on Whit-Monday, and the 14th October."

"EMO, a demesne, in the parish of Ballymore, barony of Rathconrath, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2 miles S.S.W. of Ballymore. The mansion is very ancient, having been a seat of the MacCeans, a branch of the Mac Dermott family. In the neighbourhood are numerous earthworks."

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