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Macetown, Meath

Historical Description

MACETOWN, a parish, in the barony of SKREEN, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4½ miles (N. E.) from Dunshaughlin, and near the road from Ratoath to Navan; containing 419 inhabitants. It comprises 1572¾ statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the land is of medium quality. It is a chapelry, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Kilmessan: the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Drogheda. The tithes amount to £68, of which £58 is payable to the impropriator, and £10 to the incumbent. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Skryne. Here are the ruins of an ancient castle.

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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