From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
KILTESKILL, a parish, partly in the barony of LOUGHREA, but chiefly in that of LEITRIM, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 miles (S. E.) from Loughrea, on the road to Woodford; containing 900 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the south by the Slievebaughta mountains, and comprises 2734 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Loughrea; the rectory is partly appropriate to the bishoprick, and partly to the corps of the prebend of Kilteskill in the cathedral of Clonfert, The tithes amount to £88. 1. 1., of which £20. 9. 8 ½. is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, £10. 5. 4 ½. to the prebendary, and £57. 6. to the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Killeenadeema, and contains a chapel.
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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