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From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

CREEVE, a parish, partly in the barony of ROSCOMMON, but chiefly in that of BOYLE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (N.) from Elphin, on the road to Boyle;

  • containing 3159 inhabitants.
  • It comprises 2716 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

The surface is varied with low elevations of limestone and limestone gravel ; there is very little bog.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, and is part of the union of Ardclare; the rectory forms part of the union and corps of the precentorship of Elphin. The tithes amount to £92. 6. 2., which is equally divided between the precentor and vicar.

The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church and contains two chapels,

There are two schools under the Elphin Diocesan Society, which are aided by annual donations from Viscount Lorton, the rector, the curate, and the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, and afford instruction to about 70 children. There are also two hedge schools, in which about 80 children are taught.

A friary of the third order of Franciscans was founded here, of which scarcely any remains are visible; a lease of its possessions was granted by Queen Elizabeth, in 1582, to Bryan Mac Dermot.


  • I am trying to locate information in regard to my ancestors.

    Matthew Moran born 1782 spouse of Eleanor O'Doherty

    Elinor Ellen Moran born 1806 daughter of above and married to

    Peter Walsh born 1806

    Mary Walsh born 1829 their daughter

    from Elfin (Connacht) Roscommon Ireland

    Thank you in advance.



    Tuesday 14th July 2020, 07:37PM
  • Hi Janny

    Have you added him to our Ancestors roll-call for #Elphin? Here's how... https://irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/news/ancestors-masterclass


    Tuesday 14th July 2020, 11:54PM
  • Hi,

    My great-great grandmother's grave (Bridget Fallon) says she was 93 yrs old when she died in 1894, she was the wife of Patrick Fallon, and she was a native of Doughill, County Roscommon.  She had a son Michael born in 1835 in Doughill - both were in Connecticut  USA by 1870 because they are on the census.  Bernard Fallon also born in Doughill in 1839 seems to be a second son/brother - he is buried with them but he was not in the 1870 census.

    I cannot find Doughill in County Roscommon, can anyone help where I might look?  What parish would Doughill be in the early 1800's.  She should have been born around 1801. 

    I have found a couple birth records for Michael - 1) a Michael was born in 15Jan1833 is Lissonuffy to Pat and Brigidae,  and 2) another Michael on 30Jul1838 in Drum - but the parental names are Michaelis Fallon (not Patrick) and Bridgidae Connolly. I also found a naturalization record that says Michale was born on July 2 1835 - it may not be the same Michael, but that date does align with his gravestone that said he was born in 1835.  So, not sure exactly how to trace the record accurately - is Drum or Lissonuffy next to Doughill - and would appreciate your guidance.

    Thank you in advance,



    Monday 17th August 2020, 12:52AM
  • Doughill is a townland in the civil parish of Cloonfinlough just north-west of Lanesborough! 

    Be sure to join your ancestral community of Cloonfinlough HERE and add your Ancestors' names to the parish roll-call. Here's how... ADD ANCESTOR  (NOTE: make sure to join/ sign-in to your free IrelandXO Membership first).


    Monday 17th August 2020, 04:10AM

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