KILBREEDY, or KILBRIDE, a parish, in the barony of TYRAWLEY, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 7 miles (N.N.W.) from Killala, on the road from Rathlacken to Ballycastle; containing 2,023 inhabitants.
The soil is marshy, and there is a considerable quantity of bog.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Killala, and forms part of the union of Dunfeeny; the rectory is appropriate to the dean and precentor of Killala.
- The tithes amount to £147.10s., half of which is equally divided between the dean and precentor, and half is payable to the vicar.
About 40 children are educated in a private school.
There is a chalybeate spring in the parish.
Downpatrick Head is an insulated circular cliff, about 80 yards from the shore, on the summit of which are the remains of a building.
SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)
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