Castleplunkett Town in the 1830s

1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837. (The information collected here was submitted by members of the local gentry and clergy of the time).

Castleplunket then CASTLE-PLUNKET, a village in the parish of BASLICK, barony of BALLINTOBBER (now Castlereagh), county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 1/2 miles (E. by S.) from Castlerea; the population is returned with the parish.

It is situated on the road from Strokestown to Castlerea, and comprises about 40 cabins.

The vicinity is bare of trees, with the exception of Millton aka Milltown, the seat of Roderic O'Conner, Esq., where the woods extend down a gentle slope to a turlough of nearly 200 acres, and have a rich appearance.

Fairs are held here on the first Thursday (O.S.) in May, Aug 13th and Oct 11th.

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