The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland, 1844-1845, Vol. 1

Clonmacduff, a parish in the barony of Upper Navan, 3 miles north of Trim, Co. Meath, Leinster.   Length, 2 1/2 miles; breadth, 1 1/2 area, 2,540 acres. Pop., in 1831, 716; in 1841, 734. Houses 132.

The surface contains some bog, but consists for the most part of good arable land; and it is traversed northward by the road from Trim to Kells, and westward by that from Dunderry Bridge to Athboy. The townlands are Courtstown, Mooneystown, Meadstown, Tullaghanstown, Little Balardin, and Great Balardin. This parish is a rectory, and part of the benefice of Ardbraccan, in the dio. of Meath.   The tithe composition is returned with that of the other members of the benefice.  In 1834, the parishioners were all Roman Catholics; and there was neither church, chapel, nor school.


The Lewis Topographical Directory was first published in 1837 in two volumes, with an accompanying atlas.  The first edition is available online.  A second edition was published in 1842.

Lewis relied on the information provided by local contributors and on the earlier works published such as Coote's Statistical Survey (1801), Taylor and Skinner's Maps of the Road of Ireland (1777), Pigot's Trade Directory (1824) and other sources. He also used the various parliamentary reports and in particular the census of 1831 and the education returns of the 1820s and early 1830s. Local contributors were given the proof sheets for final comment and revision. The names of places are those in use prior to the publication of the Ordnance Survey Atlas in 1838. Distances are in Irish miles (the statute mile is 0.62 of an Irish mile).

Clonmacduff, a parish, in the barony of Upper Navan, county of Meath, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (N.) from Trim; containing 716 inhabitants.  This parish, of which the name signifies “Mac Duff's Retreat,” is situated on the road from Navan to Athboy. The land is chiefly under tillage; and there is a considerable tract of bog, affording abundance of turf for fuel. Meadstown is the residence of Christopher Barmwall, Esq.  It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Ardbraccan; the tithes amount to £136. 5. 4.  In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the district of Churchtown and Moymet. At Dunderry is a small school, supported by subscription.


Slater's Directory, 1894

Clonmacduff, a parish in Co. Meath, barony of Upper Navan, union of Trim, diocese of Meath, 3 miles north from Trim station on the Midland Great Western railway, containing 4 townlands.  For Protestant purposes the parish is included in Ardbraccan ecclesiastical union. The area comprises 2,540 acres; the population in 1891was 340.


Darcy, John, Ballardan.

McNally, James, Tullaghanstown.