Knockcroghery in the 1830s

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

KNOCKCROGHERY, a village, in the parish of KILLENVOY, barony of ATHLONE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (S. E.) from Roscommon; containing 180 inhabitants.

It consists of 45 houses, built on a hill, and has fairs on Aug. 22nd and Oct. 25th, the latter of which is a large sheep fair.

It is a constabulary police station, and the manufacture of tobacco-pipes is carried on to a considerable extent.

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

 

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