Templekieran, Templekeeran, or Templekerran, a parish in the barony of Skreen, 3 1/2 miles south east of Navan, co. Meath, Leinster. Length, westward, 1 1/2 mile; extreme breadth, l; area, 1,067 acres, l rood, 39 perches, of which 162 acres, 3 roods, 33 perches lie detached about 1/4 of a mile to the south. Pop., in 1831, 396; in 1841, 342. Houses 48. The surface consists of good land, and declines westward to within a mile of the river Boyne. The main body contains the hamlet of Corballis; and the detached district is traversed by the road from Navan to Dunshaughlin. This parish is a chapelry, and part of the benefice of Skreen, in the dio. of Meath. Tithe composition, jointly with that of Lismullen chapelry, £130. In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 3, and the Roman Catholics to 403; and there was neither church, chapel, nor school. Both the Commissioners of Public Instruction and those of Ecclesiastical Ecclesiastical Revenues and Patronage, indeed return the church of the benefice of Skreen as in Templekieran; but the Ordnance Survey exhibits it as in Lismullen, about 5 furlongs from the nearest part of Templekieran.


Parliamentary Gazatteer of Ireland 1845.