From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
KILROSS, or KILRASSE, a parish, in the barony TIRAGHRILL, county of SLIGO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 ½ miles (E.) from Collooney, on the road to Dromahaire; containing 1669 inhabitants. The church of the Holy Trinity, or Athmoy, was built here for Premonstratensian Canons, brought from Lough Kee by Clarus Mac Moylin O'Moillchonry, archdeacon of Elphin, in the 13th century: the outer walls still remain, with a burial-place attached.
The parish comprises 1426 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and contains abundance of limestone. Castle Dargan is the seat of J. Ormsby, Esq., and near it are the ruins of an ancient castle. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Boyle; the rectory is impropriate in Viscount Lorton.
The tithes amount to £82. 10. 9., of which £41 is payable to the impropriator, and £41. 10. 9. to the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Sowey. There are two public schools, in which 140 children are educated, and a private school of about 40.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
This is a story for the genuine booklover, penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St. John Featherstonehaugh.
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