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

KNOCK or KNOCKDRUMCALRY, a parish, in the barony of Costello, county of Mayo, and province of Connaught, 5 miles (E.) from Clare, on the road from Claremorris to Swinford; containing 3036 inhabitants.

It is generally under an improving system of tillage; there is a great quantity of bog.

The principal seats are:

  • Ballyhoole, the residence of T. Rutledge, Esq.; and
  • Aden, of A. O Malley, Esq.

It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Kiltullagh;

In the R.C. divisions, it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Aughamore, in each of which is a chapel.

There are six private schools, in which about 230 children are taught.


SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)

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