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;
- the tithes amount to £37. 13. 10
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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