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Ballymachugh

N4786 : Landing stage, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan by Kieran Campbell
Landing stage, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan
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"Ballymachugh, a parish in the barony of Clonmahon, county of Cavan and province of Ulster, six miles from Granard, containing 3428 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the borders of Lough Sheelan, on the confines of the counties of Meath and Longford, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 7728 statute acres, of which 1827 are water. The church, a plain building has been recently enlarged at an expense of £800. The glebe comprises eleven acres, valued at £1.16 per acre. The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the established church; the chapel is a large plain building, recently erected. The parochial school for boys and girls is aided by donations from Lord Farnham and the incumbent; at Ballynany there is a school and one at Orley is supported by Lord Farnham. by whom the school-house was built; in these schools are about 280 boys and 230 girls. There is also a Sunday school at Orley. A dispensary is also supported in the customary manner. On an island in the lake are the ruins of Crover Castle, and on another, those of an old church covered with ivy."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary (1837)]

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