KILGERRIL, or KILGIRDLE, a parish, partly in the barony of CLONMACNOON, and partly in that of KILCONNELL, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Ballinasloe, on the road from that place to Ahascragh; containing 1432 inhabitants. This parish comprises 4153 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe art. and a considerable quantity of bog. Fairfield is the residence of John O'Brien, Esq., and the Lodge, of W. Usher, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Aughrim; the rectory is appropriate to the see, the deanery, and the vicarage; and the tithes amount to £104. 6. 1 ¾. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Fohana: the chapel, which stands on the road side, was erected in the year 1834.

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