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Loughan (aka Castlekeeran)

Loghan, or Loughan, a parish, partly in the barony of Castlerahan, county of Cavan, and pro-vince of Ulster, but chiefly in the barony of Upper Kells, county of Meath, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. W.) from Kells, on the road from Dublin by Kells to Enniskillen; containing 3795 inhabitants, of which number, 830 are in the village of Loghan. This parish, which is also called Castlekeiran and Tristel-kerin, contains also the vfllages of Rathendrick, Derver; and Castlekeiran, and is situated on the river Blackwater, near its source in Lough Ramor. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, entirely impropriate in the Marquess of Headfort: the tithes amount to £250. The impro-priator allows £10 per annum to the curate of Mounter-connaught parish for performing the occasional duties of that part of Loghan which lies in the county of Cavan, and of which the Protestant inhabitants attend Virginia church: those of the Meath portion attend the church of Kells. In the R. C. divisions Loghan forms part of the union or district or Carnaross, or Dulane. At Edenburt is a national school of about 60 children, aided by the Marquess of Headfort; and at Carnaross Is a private school of about the same number. On the banks of the river are the remains of a small church, dedicated to St. Kieran, with a large and richly sculp-tured stone cross in the cemetery; here is also a holy well, much resorted to by the peasantry on the first Sunday in August.
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary (1837)]

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