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Cill mBaird - Killymard


KILLYMARD, a parish, in the barony of BANNAGH, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, on the western side of the town of Donegal, from which it is separated by the river Esk; containing 4798 inhabitants. It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey (including a detached portion), 28,230 statute acres, of which 472 1/4 are in Lough Esk and 202 1/4 in smaller loughs: about 18,000 are barren mountain and waste land. The principal seats are Lough Esk, the residence of T. Brooke, Esq., and Rosselongan, of R. Steele, Esq. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, forming the corps of the prebend of Killymard in the cathedral of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to 276. 18. 5 1/2. per ann. The late Board of First Fruits, in 1830, granted a loan of 800 for the erection of the church, and, in 1816, gave 200 and lent 600 for the erection of the glebe-house, which has a glebe of 643 statute acres, valued at 205 per annum. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a small chapel. Here is also a place of worship for Presbyterians of the Seceding Synod, and one for Wesleyan Methodists. About 440 children are educated in six public schools, to one of which Mr. Murray, of Broughton, gives 5 annually; and 20 are educated in a private school. Here is a fine sulphureous spa of great efficacy in cutaneous diseases, over which Mr. Murray, its proprietor, has erected a pump-room, and hot, cold, and shower-baths.


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



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Townland   Area
Abbernadoorny   62
Altadoo   487
Altilow   1,092
Ballyboyle   107
Ballyboyle Island   30
Ballydevitt   253
Ballydevitt Beg   202
Beefpark   53
Burns Mountain   255
Clanboorhin   254
Croaghanarget   1,368
Croankeeran   681
Donegal Town    
Doocrow   2,412
Doonan   183
Drumark   156
Drumcliff   59
Drumgornan   377
Drumgun   83
Drumkeeghan   334
Drummeenanagh   265
Drumnacarry   203
Drumroosk   126
Drumroosk East   103
Drumroosk Middle   100
Drumroosk West   100
Drumstevlin   153
Eddrim Glebe   641
Edergole   4,370
Eglish   2,554
Friary   349
Glen   68
Glencoagh   115
Gortlosky   88
Greenan   1,477
Haugh   202
Heneys   334
Holmes   51
Lackcrom   828
Lougheask Demesne   258
Meenacally   175
Meenaguse More   737
Meenataggart   172
Meenawilderg   159
Milltown   46
Mullans   134
Newtowndrumgornan   339
Ogherbeg   690
Owenboy   288
Revlin   100
Rossdoo Island   2
Rossylongan   154
Scrawhill   61
Sruell   2,772
Summerhill   261
Tawnyvorgal   135
Winterhill   141



Lindel Buckley

1998 Donegal Genealogy Resources