KILBEGNET

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

KILBEGNET, a parish, in the barony of HALF-BALLYMOE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT. 6 miles (W. by S.) from Roscommon, and on the road from that place to Dunmore; containing 4677 inhabitants and 11,318 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Athleague; the rectory is impropriate in Thomas Corr, Esq. The tithes amount to £138. 9. 3., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar. In the R. C. divisions this parish is united with Donamon, and has a chapel at Crosswell. Here is a public school of about 100 children, which is principally supported by Mr. Dowell; and about 210 children are educated in four private schools.

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