The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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

"STREET, a parish in the baronies of Ardagh, county Longford, and Moygoish, county Westmeath, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2 miles N.N.E. of Rathowen, its post town. The surface consists of good land, with a large extent of bog. It is intersected by the river- Inny, and is adjacent to Lough Dereveragh. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ardagh, value £148. The church is very old. Here are a parochial and two private day schools. The seat called Coolumber occupies the site of an ancient castle, and there are remains of an old church and of Clonmore Monastery, founded in the 13th century. At Kinnard are traces of a nunnery and of a rath. Marble and paving stone are obtained."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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