A Topographical Account


County Louth


Samuel Lewis


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The details that follow, giving descriptions of parishes, towns and villages in County Louth, are taken from:




Topographical Dictionary


of Ireland,


Comprising the


Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market, and Post Towns, Parishes, and Villages




Historical and Statistical Descriptions;


Embellished with


Engravings pf the Arms of the Cities, Bishopricks, Corporate Towns, and Boroughs;


and of the Seals of the Several Municipal Corporations;


with an




Describing the Electoral Boundaries of the Several Boroughs, as Defined by the Act of the 2d & 3d of William IV


By Samuel Lewis



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Descriptions of the following Co. Louth parishes, villages etc. are given in Lewis's Dictionary:

Annagasson, Ardee

Ballybarrack, Ballyboys, Ballymascanlon, Bar[r]onstown, Beaulieu, Bellagan, Blackrock

Cappog or Kippogue [Cappoge], Carlingford, Carrick or Carrickbaggot, Castle-Bellingham, Castletown, Charlestown, Clogher or Kilclogher, Clonkeehan, Clonkeen, Clonmore, Collon, Creggan

Darver, Drogheda, Dromin, Dromiskin, Drumcar, Drumgoolstown, Drumshallon, Dunany, Dundalk, Dunleer, Dysart

Faughart or Faugher

Gernonstown, Greenmount or Dromkeath

Haggardstown, Heynstown or Hainstown [Haynestown]

Inniskeen or Enniskeen

Kene or Caine [Kane], Kildemock or Kildernock, Killaney, Killincoole, Kilsaran or Kilsorran

Louth (county of), Louth (parish of), Lurgan-green

Manfieldstown or Mountfieldstown, Mapastown or Maplestown, Marllnstown [Marlestown], Maine [Mayne], Mellifont, Milestown, Monasterboice, Mosstown, Mullacrew, Moylary [Mullary]


Parsonstown, Port, Philipstown, Philipstown, Philipstown-Nugent

Rathcor, Rathdrummin, Richardstown, Roach or Roche

Salterstown, Shenlish or Shanless [Shanlis], Smarmore, Stabannon, Stickillen

Tallanstown, Termonfechan or Terfechan [Termonfeckin], Tullyallen or Tulloughallen

Distances in the Dictionary are given in Irish miles (One Irish mile = 2240 yards)

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Click below for Descriptions in 1837 of:

County Louth



Annagasson - Carrickbaggott

Castlebellingham - Faughart

Gernonstown - Newtown-Drogheda

Parsonstown - Tullyallen


To download the 1837 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of County Louth as a .pdf (for which you require Adobe Reader) click HERE.

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