KILLINANE, a parish, partly in the barony of LOUGHREA, partly in that of KILTARTAN, but chiefly in that of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 ½ miles (S. W.) from Loughrea, on the road from that place to Gort; containing 886 inhabitants. It comprises 4845 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and about 200 acres of bog. Here are Roxboro', the seat of Dudley Persse, Esq., and Castleboy, of R. Persse, Esq., near each of which are the ruins of an old castle. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmacduagh, consolidated by act of council, in 1726, with the vicarages of Kilthomas, Kilchrist, Iserkelly, Killogilleen, Killora, and Killoran, and in the alternate patronage of the Marquess of Clanricarde and the Bishop; the rectory is appropriate to the see.

The tithes amount to £112. 10., of which £24. 10. is payable to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £88 to the vicar. The church is a small building, for the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have lately granted £285. The glebe-house, which is in Kilchrist, was erected by aid of a gift of £300, and a loan of £500, in 1816, from the late Board of First Fruits: the glebe comprises 19 acres. About 50 children are educated in a private school.

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