KILLERERAN, a parish, partly in the barony of DUNMORE and TYAQUIN, but chiefly in that of CLARE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT; containing, with the post-town of Dangan, 4307 inhabitants. Besides the arable and pasture land, there are about 800 acres of waste and a tract of bog, both reclaimable. Petty sessions are held at Barna every Monday.

The principal seats are Brook Lodge, the residence of Martin J. Blake, Esq.; Hillsbrook, of J. A. Kirwan, Esq.; Castle Moyle, of M. Browne, Esq.; and the glebe-house, of the Rev. W. Le Poer Trench.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, united by act of council, in 1792, to part of the rectory and vicarage of Knockmoy, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £341. 10., and of the union to £561. 10. The church is a plain neat structure, erected in 1796, by aid of a gift of £500 and a loan of £300 from the late Board of First Fruits. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 40 acres.

The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a chapel. About 170 children are educated in three public schools, to one of which M. J. Blake, Esq., contributes £20 annually; and about 120 in two private schools. The ruins of the castle of Barna and several raths are here.

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