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Cill Gharbháin - Killygarvan


KILLYGARVAN, a parish, in the barony of KILMACRENAN, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER; 12 miles (N. E. by N.) from Letterkenny; containing, with the town of Rathmullen, 3643 inhabitants

According to the Ordnance survey it comprises 9132 statute acres. It is in the diocese of Raphoe, and was formerly part of the corps of the deanery, from which it was separated by act of council, in 1835, and is now a rectory and vicarage, in the gift of the Crown: the tithes amount to £154. The church is a plain building, for the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits gave £300, and lent £500, in 1813.

The Board also gave £450, and lent £50 for the erection of a glebe-house, in 1818: the glebe comprises 5a. 1r. 17p.

In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Tullyaughnish, and has a chapel.

There is a meeting-house for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the third class, and one for Wesleyan Methodists.

About 110 children are educated in two public schools, one of which is supported by donations from Col. Robertson's fund, and about 70 in a private school; there is also a Sunday school.

(Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837)



Last Updated 10 Aug 2019

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English Irish Area
Aghavannan Far   179
Aghavannan Near   102
Anny Far and Near   378
Ballyboe   15
Bin   25
Carnafeagh   103
Carradoan  Ceathrú Domhain 90
Carraleena   16
Clondallan  Cluain Dalláin 265
Craigmaddyroe Far   139
Craigmaddyroe Near   126
Creeveoughter   846
Crevary Lower  Craobhaire Íochtarach 157
Crevary Upper  Craobhaire Uachtarach 184
Drumhallagh Lower   149
Drumhallagh Upper   590
Elly   488
Glebe  An Glaidhb 6
Glencross   395
Gortcross   66
Gortflugh   221
Gortlough   138
Inniskil   95
Keranstown   60
Killycolman   135
Killygarvan Lower  Cill Gharbháin Íochtarach 121
Killygarvan Upper  Cill Gharbháin Uachtarach 147
Kinletteragh   527
Kinnegar   32
Kintale   76
Legland   506
Lehardan   169
Lugher   65
Lurganboy   576
Magheranakilly   84
Meenreagh   176
Millbrook   41
Newtown Carradoan   101
Oughterlin   777
Rathmullan  Ráth Maoláin 484
Rathmullan Town  Baile na Ráth Maoláin xx
Saltpans   262



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