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"Lurgan, a parish, in the county of Cavan, and province of Ulster, on the road from Kells to Cavan; containing, with the posttown of Virginia (which is separately described), 6387 inhabitants. It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 11,327 statute acres, including 9221 acres of water, of which the greater portion is in Lough Ramor; 8423 acres are applotted under the tithe act, and there is a large portion of bog and moor."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


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[Last updated: 04 October 2004 - Colin Ferguson ]

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