KILVINE, a parish, in the barony of CLANMORRIS, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4½ miles (N. W.) from Dunmore, on the road to Ballinrobe; containing 1925 inhabitants.
It comprises 5670 statute acres, principally under tillage, and contains a great quantity of bog and some wasteland.
The principal seats are:
- Cartown, the residence of J. Sheridan, Esq.;
- Killan, of F. French, Esq.;
- Rockfort, of T. Sheridan, Esq.; and
- Oldtown Cottage, of W. Bourke, Esq.
The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, and in the patronage of the Archbishop; the tithes amount to £116. 6. 1¾.
In the R. C. divisions, the parish forms part of the union or district of Ballindangan.
About 110 children are educated in a private school.
SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)
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