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An Bheart - Burt


A parish, in the barony of ENNISHOWEN, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 6 miles (N. W.) from Londonderry; containing 3765 inhabitants. This parish, which anciently formed part of the parish of Templemore, is situated on Lough Swilly, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 10,672 1/2 statute acres. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Derry, and in the patronage of the Dean, to whom the tithes are payable: the curate's stipend is £100 per annum late currency, of which £75 is paid by the dean, and the remainder is advanced from the augmentation funds of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The church, a neat small edifice, was built about a century since. There is no glebe-house. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Iskahan, Burt, and Inch, and contains a chapel. There is also a place of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the first class. A parochial school, in which are about 40 boys and 4 girls, is supported by the Dean of Derry; and there are three pay schools, in which are about SO boys and 30 girls, and three Sunday schools. On the shore of Lough Swilly are the ruins of the castle of Burt, or Birt, erected by Sir Cahir O'Dogherty in the 15th century, consisting of a single tower, situated on a commanding eminence.


(Extract from A Topographical Dictionary Of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837)



Last updated 27 Oct 2020

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Townland Location Area
Ballyederowen   629
Ballymoney / Baile Móna   376
Blanket Nook (Intake) / Cúil na Birte   246
Bohullion Lower / Both Chuilinn Íochtarach   629
Bohullion Upper / Both Chuilinn Uachtarach   661
Bridgetown in Bohullion Upper  
Bunnamayne   883
Burnfoot Lower in Ballyederowen  
Burnfoot Upper in Ballyederowen  
Carrowen   435
Carrownamaddy / Ceathrú na Madaí   386
Carrowreagh   1,242
Castlecooly   298
Drumhaggart   490
Dundrean   602
Elaghbeg   482
Gortcormacan   594
Grange / An Ghráinseach   403
Inch Level (Intake)   1,430
Irishtown in Bohullion Upper  
Lagnacurragh in Ballyederowen  
Lisfannan   487
Magheryard Big Dundrean  
Magheryard Little DUndrean  
Manner's Town in Carrowreagh  
Milltown in Castlcooly  
Moness   369
Mulleny   434
Skeoge   188
Speenoge / Spíonóg   522
Toulett   552
Trooperstown Ballyederowen  



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