act, and is not well cultivated. Potters' clay and pipe clay are found here
and limestone isabundant. The principal seats are St. John's, the residence of Oliver Goldsmith Hodson, Esq.;Carrenure, of R. W. Bond, Esq. and John's Port, the property of J. Hodson, Esq. It is a vicarage,in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Killenvoy, the rectory is impropriate inthe Incorporated Society. The tithes amount to £112. 14. 6., of which £60 is payable to theimpropriators and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising the parishes of St. John's, Killenvoy, Kilmain and Raharrow, in each of which is a chapel. There is a public school of 100 children, to which Col. Lloyd subscribes £2annually and a private school in which about 60 children are educated. On the shore of the bayof Kilmore are the conspicuous remains
of an ancient mansion and on Nuns' Island are theremains of a nunnery. Many gold coins have been found in the parish (Figure 3).
a village, partly in the parish of St. John’s and partly in that of Killinvoy, barony of Athlone, county of Roscommon and province of Connaught, 8 miles (N W) fromAthlone on the road to Roscommon, to both of which places it has a penny post; containing 80inhabitants. Fairs are held in March, June, Sept. and Dec.; and petty sessions every alternateweek. In the village are a flour
and an oatmeal mill;
and in the vicinity is a dispensary.
RAHARROW or RAHARA,
a parish in the barony of Athlone, county of Roscommon and province of Connaught, 9 miles (N W) from Athlone on the roads from that place to Athleagueand Roscommon; containing 1630 inhabitants. It comprises 4741 statute acres of tolerably goodland, chiefly in tillage, and there is & small portion of bog; the state of agriculture isimproving. Limestone is found in the parish, and within its limits is Lough Funcheon, morecommonly called Ballagh Lough from a hamlet of that name at its northern extremity:
(Figure4) it is the largest sheet of water in the barony, extending two miles in length and containingsome islands, besides a large promontory, which is occasionally insulated; the lough is boundedon the north east by hills, but its borders are elsewhere flat and marshy, and it has on the wholea bleak appearance. The seats are Loughfield, the residence of P. Sproules, Esq., and Rahara, of Alex Sproules, Esq. Petty sessions are held once a fortnight at the Four Roads. It is a vicaragein the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Killinvoy: the rectory is impropriate inthe Incorporated Society. The tithes amount to £124. 5. 9. of which £66. 5. 9. is payable to thevicar and the remainder to the impropriators and there is a Glebe of 10 acres, let for £10. 1. 3. per annum. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of St. John's and contains achapel. About 70 children are educated in a private school.
a parish in the barony of Athlone, county of Roscommon and province of Connaught, 10 miles (N N W) from Athlone, on the road from that place to Roscommon;containing 2250 inhabitants. It comprises 5139 statute acres, and contain a small quantity of bog; there is an abundance of excellent limestone. The principal seats are Scregg, the residenceof J. E. Kelly, Esq.; Kellybrook, of D. Kelly, Esq.; Churchboro, of E. Kelly, Esq., and MountPlunket, of G. Plunket, Esq., a handsome building, situated on Lough Ree. The living is avicarage in the diocese of Elphin, episcopally united to the vicarages of Kilmean, Porterin,Ivernoon or St. John's, and Raharrow, and is the patronage of the Bishop: the rectory isimpropriate in the Incorporated Society: the tithes amount to £130 which is equally divided between the impropriators and the vicar; and the tithes of the benefice amount to £227. 2. 9.The church - which is a neat edifice, was built by aid of a loan of £1000 from the late Board of First Fruits in 1822 ; and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £133 for itsrepair. There is a Glebe-house, with a Glebe of 11 acres. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part or the union or district of St. John's, and contains a chapel at Culleen.
About 50 childrenare educated in a public school which is aided by an annual donation from the vicar and 140 in