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Cill Fhéich - Killea


A parish, in the barony of RAPHOE, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 4 miles (S. W.) from Londonderry, on the road from that place to Letterkenny; containing 930 inhabitants. According to the Ordnance survey, it comprises 1869 statute acres, of which 1792 are applotted under the tithe act and valued at £1285 per ann., and 80 acres are bog. At Carrigans are some large corn-mills: it is a constabulary police station, and has a penny post to Londonderry. Dunmore House is the seat of R. McClintock, Esq. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the tithes amount to £170. The church is a small plain building, for the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £273. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 40 acres In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Lagan. About 120 children are educated in two public schools, of which the parochial school is supported from Col. Robertson's fund, and there is a Sunday school.


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



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Townland/Feature Location Area
Altaghaderry   557
Ardnamoghill   59
Ashgrove Magheraboy  
Carrigans   129
Carrigans Town Carrigans xx
Drumnashear   84
Dunmore   383
Dunmore House Dunmore  
Glasmullan   40
Glebe House Magheraboy Glebe  
Glen Bridge Altaghaderry  
Holywell Hill Altaghaderry  
Imlick   169
Legnaduff   54
Magheraboy   21
Magheraboy Glebe   34
Mason's Ardnamoghill Ardnamoghill  
Moss Side Dunmore  
Newtownhamilton   52
Peaks Hole Whitehouse  
Prospect Hill Dunmore  
Steele's Town Altaghaderry  
Toberslane   168
Whitehouse   112



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