1st January 1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837.

BALLYMURRY, a village, in the parish of KILMEAN, barony of ATHLONE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Roscommon: the population is returned with the parish.

This village is situated on the road from Roscommon to Athlone, and consists of a few neatly built houses and about 20 cabins.

It has a neat and improving appearance, and is kept remarkably clean; the manufacture of pottery is carried on to a moderate extent.

The parish R. C. chapel, a thatched building in good repair, and a place of worship for the Society of Friends are situated in the village; here is also the parochial school, under the patronage of Lord Crofton.


SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)


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