KILLIMORE-BOLLOGE, a parish, in the barony of LONGFORD, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 7 ¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Eyrecourt, on the road from that place to Loughrea; containing 4284 inhabitants.

The parish comprises 6848 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and a considerable quantity of bog. There is a constabulary police station at Killimore; and fairs are held there on Jan. 1st, March 17th, June 29th, Sept. 29th, and Nov. 22nd.

The principal seats are Heathlawn, that of M. Monahan, Esq.; Hearnesbrooke, of G. D. Hearne Kirkaldy, Esq., J.P.; and Rathmore, of J. McDermott, Esq., J.P. It is a vicarage in the diocese of Clonfert, forming part of the union of Dononaughta; the rectory is appropriate to the see.

The tithes amount to £193. 16. 11., of which £83. 1. 6 ½. is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £110. 15. 4 ½. to the vicar.

In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also Tyrenascragh, and containing a chapel in each parish. About 200 children are educated in three private schools.

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