(Wallstead in Commeen 2008)


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Leitir Mhic an Bhaird - Lettermacaward


A parish, in the barony of BOYLAGH, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 21 miles (W. S. W.) from Letterkenny, on the road from Killybegs to Rutland Island; containing 2039 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Guibarra, comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 20,8003 statute acres, of which 512 are in the tideway of the river, and 503 in lakes; of the remainder, a very large portion is mountain waste and bog. The system of agriculture is in an unimproved state, a very small portion of the land being under tillage; there are strong indications of rich lead ore, in which silver ore has been found. Fairs are held on Feb. 20th, May 20th, Aug. 20th, and Oct. 1st, for cattle and sheep; and manorial courts are held occasionally. Prior to the 25th of March 1835, this parish formed part of the corps of the deanery of Raphoe, from which it was then separated. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes amount to £89. 8. 7. The glebe-house was built by a gift of £415 and a loan of £46. 3. from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1828; the glebe comprises 4 acres. The church is a plain edifice, erected about 60 years since. In the R. C. divisions, the parish is the head of a union or district, comprising also a portion of the parish of Templecroan; the chapel is a small building, and there is also a chapel at Templecroan. About 13 children are taught in the parochial school, which is partly supported from Col. Robertson's fund; and there is a private school, in which are about 18 children. A school-house was also built with the surplus funds granted by the late Board of First Fruits for erecting the glebe-house, but has not been opened. Very large seals are taken in the river Guibarra. Near the glebe-house is a large moat


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



Last updated 10 Aug 2019

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Note: Barony of Boylagh, Poor Law Union of Glenties, Province of Ulster

Irish English Also Known as/Location Acres
Baile an Chnoic Ballincrick Dooey  
Baile na Carraige Ballynacarrick Boyoughter  
Beifleacht Befflaght   1,725
Béal an Átha Buí Bellanaboy Derrynacarrow East 99
Bá Uachtair Boyoughter   1,076
An Charraig Bhuí Carrickwee Meenacarn  
Cloch an Stocáin Cloghastuckan Dooey  
Cloch an Tuil Cloghatill Commeen  
An Coimín Commeen   3,743
Cúil an Bháid Coolabaud Dooey  
An Chorr Cor   85
Cruach Leac Chonaill Croaghleconnell Derryleconnell Far  
Cnoc an tSoilseáin Croaghnasilshion Derrynagrial  
Cnoc an Chró Bháin Crobane Hill Commeen  
Cnoc an tSéideáin Crockatedane Derrynanaspol  
An Cnoc Fada Crockfadda Commeen  
Cnoc na nDornóg Crocknadornoge Stranasaggart  
Cnoc na hAitinne Crocknahallin Derrynanaspol  
Cnoc na Searrach Crocknasharragh Commeen  
An Coillín Cullion   88
  Derlaght Dooey  
Doire Sheanaigh Derryhenny Galwolie  
Doire Leac Chonaill Thuaidh Derryleconnell Far   1,227
Doire Leac Chonaill Theas Derryleconnell Near   1,368
Doire na Coradh Derrynacarrow   718
Doire na nGrial Derrynagrial   1,437
Doire na nAspal Derrynanaspol   2,667
An Dúchoraidh Doocharry Derrynacarrow  
An Dumhaigh Dooey   1,804
Droim Loch Mhic Aodha Drumloughmachugh Meenacarn  
Dumhaigh an Leá Duaginleagha Dooey  
Páirc an Aonaigh Fair Green Boyoughter  
Na Fargáin Farragans   374
An Ghallbhuaile Galwolie   1,467
An Glaidhb Glebe   66
Gleann Allt an Doire Glenaltaderry Derryleconnell Near  
An tOileán Riabhach Illanreagh Meenacarn  
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird Lettermacaward Madavagh  
An Pháirc Fhada Longfield   60
Maigh Dabhcha Madavagh   296
Mín an Chairn Meenacarn   389
Mín an Ghabhann Meenagowan   195
Páirc na nGabhann Parknagowan Toome  
Poll an Uain Pollanoon Derrynagrial  
An Poll Bréan Pollbrean Dooey  
Raithnigh Ranny   588
Sruthán an Easa Sruhananassa Commeen  
An Sruthán Buí Sruhanboy Commeen  
Sruthán Chloch an Tuil Sruhancloghatill Commeen  
Sruthán an Chró Chaim Sruhancrocam Befflaght/Commeen  
An Sruthán Garbh Sruhangarve Derryleconnell Near  
An Sruthán Garbh Sruhangarve Galwolie  
An Sruthán Leacach Sruhanlackagh Commeen  
Sruthán Mhín na Snáthaide Sruhanmeenasnahida Derrynacarrow/Derryleconnel Far  
Sruthán an Chnoic Fhada Sruhanstraloughra Commeen  
Sruthán Mhín an Tairbh Srunanmeentirrive Commeen  
Srath na Sagart Stranasaggart   269
Tobar Conaill St. Connell's Well Derryleconnell Near  
Tuaim Toome   541
Troscshliabh Trusklieve Ranny/Toome  

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