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Kinlough

KINLOUGH, a village, in the parish of ROSSINVER, half-barony of ROSSCLOGHER, county of LEITRIM, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Ballyshannon, on the road to Manor-Hamilton; the population is returned with the parish. This village contains about 30 houses: it is a chief constabulary police station, and has fairs on the 6th of each month. Petty sessions are held every third Monday, and there is a dispensary. Here are the parish church, a R. C. chapel, and a school. At the north-eastern extremity of Lough Melvyn is Kinlough House, the beautiful villa of R. Johnston, Esq., in a very fine demesne. Near the village is a chalybeate spa which was formerly much frequented.

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

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