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Míobhaigh - Mevagh


MEVAGH, or MOYVAGH, a parish, in the barony of KILMACRENAN, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 14 miles (N. by W.) from Letterkenny; containing 4794 inhabitants. This parish comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 21,026 1/2 statute acres, of which 382 1/2 are water, and 18,393 are applotted under the tithe act; the greater part of the land is poor, a small portion only being considered very good. There is a great quantity of bog and waste land; the latter consists of large tracts of sand thrown up by the sea. Lead has been discovered but is not at present worked. It is situated on Mulroy bay, and within its limits is the peninsula of Rossgul, bounded on the west by Sheephaven, on the north by the ocean, and on the east by the arm of the sea called Mulroy: in the centre this peninsula rises into great elevations, and near the shore presents a stunted verdure. The harbour of Mulroy, by the line of coast, is 5 miles to the west of Lough Swilly; it has water sufficient for the largest ships, and is well sheltered, but part of the channel is narrow and difficult. On the 14th of every month a fair is held in Glen; and petty sessions are held on alternate Saturdays. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £375; the glebe, about two miles from the church, comprises 184 1/4 statute acres, valued at £30 per ann., of which 25 1/4 acres are arable, and the remainder rocky pasture and mountain, with the exception of 2 1/4 consisting of streets and commons. The church is in good repair; it was built about 160 years since. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church: the chapel is a good slated building. About 230 children are educated in four public schools, of which the parochial school is aided by an annual donation from Col. Robertson's fund; and in three private schools are about 130 children: there are also three Sunday schools. At the time of Pynnar's survey, a strong bawn of lime and stone, sixty feet square, with flankers, stood here; and there were 23 British families, capable of mustering forty-two fighting men.


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


Last updated 10 Aug 2019

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English Irish Area
Aghadachor   271
Aghalatty Achadh an Leataoibh 484
Ardbane An tArd Bán 334
Ballyoghagan Baile Eochagáin 342
Carnagore Carn na nGabhar 137
Carrick An Charraig 635
Carrickart Carraig Airt 870
Carrickart Town Carraig Airt  
Clontallagh Cluain tSalach 230
Creevagh Craoibhigh 205
Crocknamurleog Cnoc na Muirleog 190
Derrycassan Doire Chasáin 632
Devlinmore Duibhleann Mór 617
Devlinreagh Duibhleann Riach 382
Doagh Dumhaigh 372
Downies Na Dúnaibh 311
Downies Barr   183
Drumdutton Droim 454
Drumlackagh   759
Dundooan Lower Dún Dubháin Íochtarach 655
Dundooan Upper Dún Dubháin Uachtarach 141
Dunmore   371
Finver   127
Glebe An Glaidhb 184
Glengillagrana High   480
Glenieraragh   1,166
Glenineeny   77
Glenkeo Gleann Cheo 1,157
Glenmenagh   658
Glenoory Gleann Úraí 277
Glenree   449
Gortnabrade Gort na Brád 425
Gortnalughoge Gort na Luchóg 187
Highglen   800
Illann hurry   5
Inishfaugh   2
Island Reagh   11
Island Roy Oileán an Bhráighe 91
Islandroy Barr or Drumfin   159
Kill   549
Kinnalargy Cionn na Leargaí 115
Larganreagh Leargain Riach 115
Larganreagh Barr or Meenacross   63
Magherabeg An Machaire Beag 328
Magheramagorgan   380
Meenformal   766
Meenlargh   412
Melmore An Meall Mór 374
Mevagh Míobhaigh 155
Rawros   216
Rosepenna Machaire Loiscthe 543
Tirloughan Tír Lochán 421
Toragh   213
Tullagh Tulach 1,109
Umlagh   403



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