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Conmhaigh - Convoy


CONVOY, a parish and village, in the barony of RAPHOE, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Raphoe; containing 5380 inhabitants, of which number, 356 are in the village. It is situated on the river Dale, and on the road from Stranorlar to Raphoe, from which latter parish it was separated in 1825, and formed into a distinct parish, comprising, according to the Ordnance survey, 20,082 statute acres. At its north-western extremity is the mountain of Cark, 1198 feet above the level of the sea. The village consists of one long street, comprising 73 houses; and has fairs on May 17th, Oct. 26th, and Nov. 3rd. The village of Cornagillagh is also in this parish. Convoy House is the residence of R. Montgomery, Esq. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the gift of the Dean of Raphoe: the curate's income consists of £75 paid by the dean, and £25 from Primate Boulter's augmentation fund. The church is a handsome structure, in the ancient English style of architecture, and was erected by aid of a gift of £420, and a loan of £300, from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1822. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Raphoe, and has a large plain chapel near the village. There is a meeting-house for Presbyterians, in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the second class; also one for Covenanters. The parochial school is aided by a grant from Col. Robertson's fund; and there are seven other public schools in the parish, in all of which more than 500 children are taught; also four Sunday schools.


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



Last Updated 10 Aug 2019

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English Irish/Comment Area
Artikellys   144
Aughagault   180
Aughagault Big   266
Aughkeely   919
Ballyboe   65
Breen   114
Broadpath   185
Calhame or Montgomery's Fort   146
Callan Callán 396
Callanacor Callán Corr 86
Cark An Chearc 2,684
Carrickbrack   516
Castletorrison   342
Cloghgore   64
Cloghroe An Chloch Rua 524
Convoy Demesne   312
Convoy Town    
Convoy Townparks   352
Corcashy   109
Cornagillagh   289
Corradooey   375
Craigdoo   187
Craigs or Tommyscroft   143
Drumgumberland   241
Drumkeen Droim Caoin 558
Drumnacross   133
Farragans   505
Findrum   381
Finnadork Glebe   223
Glencrossagh in Lettershanbo  
Glasly   176
Gobnascale   120
Gortadragon   134
Greenfield   55
Killynure or Wilsons Fort   356
Knockagarran   331
Labbadoo   216
Legland   313
Lettermore Leitir Móir 604
Lettershanbo   575
Lisnaree   26
Lissinisk   53
Lissinore   78
Macmeenstown   149
Magheracorran   547
Magheranappan   425
Magheravall or Midcut   268
Meenalaban   563
Meenavally   149
Meentycat   1,577
Milltown   50
Mullaghfin   218
Mullanard   212
Prieststown   88
Starritstown   71
Stralongford   756
Stroangibbagh   447
Treanboy Trianta Buí 155
Treantaboy   901



Lindel Buckley

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