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"Annagh or Belturbet, a parish, partly in the barony of Lower Loughtee, but chiefly in that of Tullgarvey, County Cavan, and province of Ulster, on the road from Ballyconnell to Cavan; containing, with the greater part of the market and post-town of Belturbet, 12,269 inhabitants. The principal seats are Castle Saunderson, the residence of A. Saunderson, Esq.; Erne Hill, of G.M. Knipe, Esq.; Clover Hill, of J. Saunderson, Esq. and Red Hill of-White, Esq. The living is a rectory and a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmore and in the patronage of Lord Farnham: the tithes amount to £384.4.7. The church is a handsome ediface, for the repairs and enlargement of which the Late Board of First Fruits granted £2600, in 1812 and 1814; and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £112 for its further repair. This parish is divided into the two Roman Catholic districts of Annagh West and Annagh East, or Killoughter, the former containing a chapel at Drumalee and the latter at Red Hill. There are two places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists, one of which belongs to the primitive class. A school is supported by the Trustees of Erasmus Smith's charlty; and there are schools at Drumlaney, Killoughter and Drumloor; also an infants' and two other schools, besides six private pay schools. The ruins of the old church yet exist."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary (1837)]
Beneath this stone old Michael lies
To SHERIDAN he brought no stain
Faithful as he who in disguise
With Charles left Culloden's plain
Though poor was he, his mind was cast
As his who mad old Drury ring,
In humble toils his lot was cast
His grandshire fought for Stuart's king.
[Last updated: 04 October 2004 - Colin Ferguson ]
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