1st January 1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837.

Lecarrow then LECKARROW, a village, partly in the parish of St. JOHN'S, and partly in that of KILLENVOY (now Killinvoy), barony of ATHLONE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 8 miles (N. W.) from Athlone, on the road to Roscommon town, to both which places it has a penny post; containing 80 inhabitants.

Fairs are held in March, June, sept., and Dec.; and petty sessions every alternate week.

In the village are a flour and an oatmeal mill; and in the vicinity is a dispensary.

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

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