LONGWOOD, a village, in the parish of CLONARD, barony of UPPER MOYFENRAGH, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 3½ miles (E. N. E.) from Clonard, near the great western road from Dublin to Connaught; containing 425 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Blackwater, and comprises 83 houses. Here is a station of the constabulary police, and petty sessions are held on alternate Tuesdays. Fairs are held on Feb. 1st, Whit-Tuesday, July 12th, and Dec. 11th. A lecture on alternate Wednesdays has been established here by the vicar of Clonard. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising part of the parish of Clonard and the entire of Killyon, and containing the chapels of Longwood and Killyon; the former, situated near the village, is a large plain edifice. See CLONARD.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis