KILMACNEVIN, a parish, in the barony of MOYGOISH, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 8 miles (W. N. W.) from Mullingar, on the road from that place to Colehill; containing 2604 inhabitants.

It comprises 2406 statute acres, and is almost entirely under tillage, excepting a large quantity of bog. Limestone abounds, but of an inferior kind. Here is Conlanstown, the seat of C. C. Isdell, Esq. The Royal Canal runs through the parish, and a large cattle fair is held at Empor on the last day of May. It is a curacy, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Leney; the rectory is impropriate in Sir J. B. Piers, Bart. The tithes amount to £130, which is payable to the irnpropriator. There is a glebe of eight acres. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Miltown, and has a chapel at Empor. About 120 children are educated in a public school, to which Mr.

Tuite allows £10 per annum, besides the school-house and half an acre of land; and 45 in a private school.

There are remains of the castle of Empor and of an old fort, also of the church of Kilmacnevin, and of one at Churchtown, which is the burial-place of the Tuite family.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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