The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland, 1844-1845, Vol. 2

Monkstown, a parish in the barony of Skreen, 5 miles south east by east of Navan, co. Meath, Leinster. Length, southward, 2 1/4 miles; extreme breadth, 1 3/4; area, 1,869 acres, 3 roods, 36 perches. Pop., in 1831, 429; in 1841, 460. Houses 73. The surface is a part of the rich plain of Meath, 2 3/4 miles north east of Tara; and it is drained eastward by the Nanny Water, and traversed by the road from Trim to Duleek.  The hamlets are Walterstown and Fairland. This parish is a wholly impropriate district, in the dio. of Meath.  The Roman Catholic chapel is situated at Walterstown, and has an attendance of 400; and, in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement, it is united to the chapel of Johnstown in Athlumney.  In 1834, the parishioners were all Roman Catholics; and a school at Walterstown was salaried with £10 from the National Board, and £10 from subcription. and had on its books 30 boys and girls.


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).

Monkstown, or Mountown, a parish, in the barony of Skreen, county of Meath, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (S. E. by S.) from Navan; on the road to Duleek by Black Lion; containing 429 inhabitants.  It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, entirely impropriate in Mrs. C. Reynell: the tithes amount to £151.  In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Johnstown. A national school at Walterstown affords instruction to about 50 children.


Slater's Directory, 1894

Monktown, a parish in Co. Meath, barony of Skreen, union of Navan, 6 miles east north east from Bective station on the Midland Great Western railway, 6 miles south east from Navan, containing 4 townlands.  The area comprises 1,869 acres; the population in 1891 was 162.