Innisboffin or Inchboffin, Westmeath
INNISBOFFIN, or INCHBOFIN, an island in Lough Ree, in the parish of NOGHEVAL, barony of KILKENNY WEST, county of WESTMEATH, and province of LEINSTER; containing 27 acres of arable land: the population is returned with the parish. An abbey was founded here in the early part of the sixth century by St. Rioch, nephew of St. Patrick, which was burnt in 770, pillaged several times in the eleventh century, and destroyed by the Danes in 1089.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Innisboffin or Inchboffin from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis (Innisboffin or Inchboffin)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmeath is available to browse.