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

KILTEEVAN, a parish, in the barony of BALLINTOBBER, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 miles (S. E.) from Roscommon, on the road to Lanesborough; containing 2568 inhabitants. It is bounded by Lough Ree and the river Shannon on the east, and contains a great quantity of bog.

The principal seats are

  • Kiltiven House, the residence of J. E. Mapother, Esq.; and
  • Beechwood, of D. O'Farrell, Esq.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Roscommon; the rectory is impropriate in the representative of the late Viscount Kingsland.

The tithes amount to £115. 4. 8., of which £65. 4. 8. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar.

In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Roscommon, and has a chapel. About 100 children are educated in two private schools, to one of which Mrs. Mapother contributes £5 annually.

Community new status

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  • Thank you for this wonderful information. My ancestors are the Audleys. They emigrated in 1851. 

    Geraldine

    Wednesday 21st April 2021, 10:34PM
  • Thank you. My ancestors were Murtagh from Erra and Brennan from Ballymurray Knockrockory parish. 

    Mary Murtagh Lorenz

    Saturday 24th April 2021, 12:45AM
  • Thank you. My ancestors were Murtagh from Erra and Brennan from Ballymurray Knockrockory parish. 

    Mary Murtagh Lorenz

    Saturday 24th April 2021, 12:45AM

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