Kilcolagh Parish Navigation

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ORIENTATION

The civil parish of Kilcolagh is in the barony of Frenchpark, in north Co. Roscommon and covers an area of 29.2 km². It is part of district now known as the Plains of Boyle which was previously the Mac Dermott kingdom of Moylurg [Maigh Luirg].

It is unusual in that it comprises a western and eastern segments, separated by the northern arm of the parish of Kilmacumsy. It has two population centres: Ballinameen (located halfway between Croghan and Frenchpark) and Lurgan (further west, at Frenchpark).  The R370 road from Frenchpark to Carrick-on-Shannon runs through this parish, crossing the N61 from Tulsk to Boyle in the eastern segment of Kilcolagh.

The Breedogue, Bella, Mantua and Carricknabraher rIvers run through this parish. It was once home to the lake of Loughbally, now disappeared.

KILCOLAGH MAPS

OSI 6" Map (1837)

OSI 25" Map (1912)

OSI Map (today)

Geonames

Catholic Parish of Ballinameen (Kilcola West)

Catholic Parish of Croghan (Kilcola East)

VILLAGES

The village of Ballinameen was the central area of the Parish of Kilcolagh. Frenchpark, on its westernmost boundary, was also a focal point. See also Boyle, Croghan and Carrick-on-Shannon.

TOWNLANDS

Ardagh

Bella  ++ Bella House & Demesne

Carrigeen

Carrigeenacreeha

Carrigeenagappul

Carrigeenynaghtan

Carrowmoneen

Cloonkerin

Dooneen

Drishaghaun

Kilcolagh

Knockglass

Lackan

Loughbally

Lurgan

Mantua  ++ Mantua House & Demesne

Mullenduff

Ratallen

Runnaboll

Tonaknick

ADJOINING CIVIL PARISHES

Creeve    
Estersnow     
Kilcorkey     
Kilmacumsy 
Kilnamanagh   
Shankill    
Tibohine    

KILCOLAGH'S CATHOLIC PARISH

The Catholic Parish of "Croghan" aka Killucan aka Killukin comprised a part of Kilcola (i.e. the eastern-most townlands of Rathallen, Runnaboll, & Kilcolagh) along with

The Catholic Parish of "Ballinameen" aka Kilnamanagh & Estersnow also comprised Kilmacumsey and most of Kilcola. Its chapels included Ballinameen (at Knockglass) and Breedogue (at Cloonacarrow).  Ballinameen RC records begin in 1835.

POPULATION

In 1824, the parish of Kilcolagh comprised 1,798 acres and was home to 1,924 inhabitants.

 

RESOURCES

Flax Grower's List 1796

Kilcolagh in 1824 (Leitrim Gazette)

Kilcolagh in 1837 (Lewis' Topographical Dictionary)

Kilcolagh in 1840 (Lewis' Topographical Dictionary)

Ballinameen Folklore in The Schools’ Collection (1937-1939)

https://www.johngrenham.com

http://forebears.co.uk/ireland/connaught/roscommon/kilcola

http://fanningfamilyhistory.com/index.php/tag/gormley/

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Enaughton/Naughton.html

 

Address Kilcolagh, Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Website https://www.logainm.ie/en/2075?s=kilcolagh
Parish(es) Kilmacumsy (Roscommon) Kilcolagh (Roscommon)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture