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Cluain Dabhaodóg - Clondavaddog


CLONDEVADOCK, or CLONDEVADOGUE, a parish, in the barony of KILMACRENAN, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 15 1/2 miles (N. by E.) from Letterkenny; containing 9595 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 27,367 1/4: statute acres, of which 627 3/4 are water, is situated on the north-western coast; it comprehends the greater part of the peninsular district of Fannet, or Fanad, extending northward into the ocean, and terminating in the points called Maheranguna and Pollacheeny.

The surface is for the most part occupied by mountains of considerable altitude, among which Knockalla is 1196 feet above the level of the sea: these are separated by deep and narrow vales, of which the soil is tolerably good, consisting of a brown gravelly mould, sometimes inclining to clay, on a basis of white gravel, brownish or reddish clay, slate of various colours, and sometimes soft freestone rock. The parish contains about 60 quarter lands of good arable and bad pasture, with much waste and barren land: many acres have been covered and destroyed by the shifting sands. The point of Fannet is in lat. 55° 15' 50" (N.) and lon. 7° 39' (W.): it is on the western side of the entrance of Lough Swilly, and a lighthouse has been erected on it, of which the lantern has an elevation of 90 feet above the level of the sea at high water; it consists of nine lamps, displaying a deep red light towards the sea, and a bright fixed light towards the lough or harbour, and may be seen in clear weather from a distance of 14 nautical miles. The seats are Croohan House, the residence of R. H. Patton, Esq.; Greenfort, of H. Babington, Esq.; and Springfield, of M. Dill, Esq.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin: the tithes amount to £463.5.4 1/2. The glebe-house was built by aid of a loan of £100 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1795; the glebe comprises 240 acres, of which 160 are uncultivated. The church is a plain structure, towards the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £371.10.3. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and contains two large chapels. There are five schools, one of which, the parochial school, is partly supported by annual donations from the rector and the late Col. Robertson's school fund. In these about 250 boys and 130 girls are instructed; and there are two pay schools, in which are about JO boys and 11 girls, and five Sunday schools.

(Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837)


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Townland Area
Aghadaghly 96
Aghadreenan 536
Ardglass 85
Arryheernabin 434
Arryheernabin Town  
Ballina 83
Ballinbrocky and Ballincrick 449
Ballincrick/Ballinbrocky 449
Balloor 425
Ballybolagan and Drumavohy 350
Ballycallan 604
Ballyheerin 291
Ballyhiernan 825
Ballyhoorisky 289
Ballyhork 243
Ballykinard 103
Ballymagahy Mountain 140
Ballymagahy North 126
Ballymagahy South 197
Ballymagowan Lower 267
Ballymagowan Upper 340
Ballymichael 166
Ballynashannagh 214
Ballynalost 303
Ballynawall and Drum 108
Ballyroosky 289
Ballyroosky Island 8
Ballyroosky Town  
Bunnaton 587
Carlan Lower 257
Carlan Upper 389
Carngarrow 313
Carran, Upper & Lower 309
Carrowkeel Glebe 307
Carrowreagh 465
Carryblagh 218
Cashel Glebe 130
Cashelpreaghan 232
Claggan 112
Cloghfin 253
Clooney & Gortnamona 144
Cooladerry 129
Cooladerry Mountain 186
Coolback 132
Corry 334
Croaghan 314
Croaghan Island 17
Croaghross 312
Dargan 134
Doagh Beg 564
Doagh More 800
Doaghbeg Town  
Doaghcrabbin 198
Doocarrick 97
Drum & Ballynawall 108
Drumany 85
Drumavohy and Ballybolagan 350
Drumfad 282
Drumfad Lower 170
Drumfad Upper 166
Drumnacraig 199
Duntinny 135
Fallaneas 124
Faltybanes 100
Fanavolty 216
Glinsk 684
Golamore & beg Islands 1
Gortnacor 119
Gortnamona and Clooney 144
Gortnatraw North 282
Gortnatraw South 807
Green Island 1
Greenfort Demesne 145
Greenfort Island 2
Killavee 43
Killhill and Rosskirk 561
Kindrum 219
Kinnalough 331
Knockbrack 226
Laddan 137
Leat Beg 641
Leat More 188
Legboy 86
Lurgacloghan 246
Lurganboy 82
Lurganbrack 295
Magheradrumman 324
Magherawarden 675
Maghernalaght 98
Meentagh 274
Meentaghconlan 252
Meentaghmore 269
Moross 309
Muineagh 253
Murren 388
Newtown Springfield 122
Pollet 164
Rathgory 92
Rinboy 183
Rinmore 315
Rosnakill 320
Rosskirk and Killhill 561
Seedagh 180
Sessiagh 101
Shannaghdoo 364
Springfield 341
Tawny 237
The Hassans 1
Tirevlin 51
Tirlaydan 465
Tonbane Glebe 143
Toome 357
Tully 166
Tullyconnell 295
Tullynadall 117
Umrycam 314



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