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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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

"RATHASPICK, a parish in the barony of Moygoish, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland. Rathowen is its post town. The surface lies along the river Inny and Lough Glynn. There is a considerable area of bog belonging to this parish. It is traversed by the road from Dublin to Sligo. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Ardagh, value with Russagh, £200. The church was erected by means of a gift and loan from the late Board of First Fruits. The Roman Catholic chapel is united to that of Russagh. There are two or three private schools and a Sunday-school. Among the several residences are Newpass. Ardglass, and Rockglass. The Inny is crossed by a bridge within the limits of the parish. Near the village are remains of a religious house established by the Petyts, likewise of a rath and some castle ruins."

"RATHOWEN, a small market and post town in the parish of Rathaspick, barony of Moygoish, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 10½ miles N.W. of Mullingar, and 3 from Ballinalack. Here are situated the parish church, a Roman Catholic chapel, and a school. The village also contains a police station and a comfortable inn. Newpass is the neighbouring residence. Several small loughs make the locality interesting. Tuesday is market day. Fairs are held on 15th May and on the second Tuesday in December."

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