KILMEEN, a parish, in the barony of LEITRIM, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (E.) from Loughrea, on the road to Eyrecourt; containing 852 inhabitants. Here are Ballydoogan, the seat of W. Burke, Esq.; and Rathfarn, of J. Tully, Esq. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming the corps of the prebend of Kilmeen in the cathedral of Tuam, and in the patronage of the Archbishop; the tithes amount to £116. 6. 1 ¾.

The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a small chapel. About 100 children are educated in a private school. There are the ruins of a castle at Ballydoogan.

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