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Knockcomon or Knockmoon, Meath

Historical Description

KNOCKCOMON, or KNOCKMOON, a parish,in the barony of LOWER DULEEK, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (S. E.) from Slane, on the road from Navan to Drogheda, and on the river Boyne; containing 902 inhabitants. It is a curacy, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Duleek; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Drogheda, to whom the tithes, amounting to £148. 1. 2½., are payable. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Donore, or Rosnaree, at which latter place there is a neat modern chapel, and another at the cross of Rathdrinath. About 80 children are educated in two private schools, to one of which Sir J. Hawkins Whitshed, Bart., allows a house and garden rent-free.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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