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Annagelliff, a parish, in the barony of Upper Loughtee county of Cavan, and province of Ulster 1 mile (N.E. by E.) from Cavan, on the road from that place to Virginia; containing 4841 inhabitants. It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey 8260¼ statute acres, of which 5096 are applotted under the tithe act. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmorec, forming, with that of Urney, the union of Urney and Annageliffe, in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in the Representatives of Richard, Earl of Westmeath. The tithes amount to £217. 16. 11½ which £62. 2. 2½ payable to the impropriator, and £255. 14. 9. to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Urney, or, as it is more commonly called Cavan: the chapel is a large building, situated at Stragolla. There are a parochial school, and a school on the townland of Curlurgan; also four hedge schools.
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary (1837)]



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