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"PASS OF KILBRIDE, (or Kilbride Pilate or Pace Kilbride), a parish in the barony of Fartullagh, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 3 miles N.E. of Rochfortbridge. Kinnegad is its post town.; The parish is 2 miles long by 1½ mile broad, and includes the village of Milltown. The soil is of middling quality. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Meath, value with Enniscoffey, £129, in the patronage of the bishop. The Roman Catholic chapel at Milltown is united to that of Fartullagh. Gaulston Park is the demesne of Lord Kilmaine. The village occupies the site of a stronghold, built by the Tyrrel family, and wrested from them by Colonel Hewson in 1651. On the Kilmaine demesne there is a larch-tree, planted by Dean Swift. Near the village are ruins of a church, and traces of an entrenchment.

"MILLTOWN, a village in the parish of Pass-of-Kilbride, barony of Fartullagh, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 3 miles N.E. of Rochfort-bridge. It is situated on the road from Dublin to Galway. There are a police-office, a Roman Catholic chapel, and a dispensary within the Mullingar Poor-law Union."

Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868

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Historical Geography

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Land & Property

The entry for Pass of Kilbride from Griffiths Valuation 1847/64

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