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Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1810.
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ARDBRACCAN, in the Barony of Navan, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R., united by Act of Council, on the 20th of December, 1771, to the Rectories of Churchtown, Liscarten, (V. of) Martry, and Rateyne; and, on the 23d of December 1780, to the Rectory of Clon Mac Duff: a Church, in Ardbraccan, in complete repair: a Glebe House, with every necessary office, on a Glebe, of 37 acres, within a quarter of a mile of the church: The Rev. Dean Richard Moore, the Incumbent (in 1806), who has cure of souls, is resident, and discharges the duties, assisted by a Curate. Ardbraccan is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 2 1/2 m. W. from Navan. Here is a Charter School, for 60 Boys. The Right Rev. Thomas Lewis O'Beirne, D. D., Lord Bishop (in 1806) is resident in the Palace. The parishes in the Union of Ardbraccan are contiguous; that of Ardbraccan containing  286 1/2 acres of land.
"This was one of the ancient Bishopricks which now form the Diocese of Meath. In the year 1641, it was a place of considerable strength." -The late Bishop (in 1786), The Hon. Henry Maxwell, D. D., erected a magnificent Palace here. A. D. 650, died the Abbot St. Braccan, from whom this place is named; his feast is holden on the 16th of July. It is now a parish church."—Archdali's Monast. Hibern. p. 510.
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ARDMULCHAN, in the Barony of Skryne, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R., valued in the King's Books at £21..15..6. Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Painstown. Ardmulchan is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 2 1/2 m. N. E. from Navan. It is situate on the River Boyne. This parish contains 1964 acres of land. See, Painstown.—
" By an Inquisition taken in the 10th of King James, it was found, that in the parish church of St. Mary was a perpetual Chantry of one Priest, who was constantly to celebrate Service therein. The Chantry was a Body corporate, &c."—Archdall's Monast. Hibern. p. 512.
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ARDSALLAGH, in the Barony of Navan, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R., being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Navan. Ardsallagh is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 2 1/2 m. S. from Navan. It is situate on the River Boyne. It gives title to the Family of Ludlow, created Viscount Preston of Ardsallagh. Here is a beautiful seat of the Earl of Ludlow. This parish contains 948 acres of land. See, Navan. According to Mr. Archdall, a Monastery was founded here ; but of which nothing further is known.
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ATHLUMNEY, in the Barony of Skryne, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a V., valued in the King's Books at £6..2..0 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Navan. Athlumney is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 3/4 m. S. b. E. from Navan. It is situate on the River Boyne. This parish contains 1329 acres of land. See, Navan.
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BALLYMAGARVEY, in the Barony of Duleek, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R. and V., valued in the King's Books at £9..9..6 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Kentstown. Ballymagarvey is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 6m. S. from Slane. See, Kentstown.
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BECT1VE, or, DE BEATITUDINE, in the Barony of Navan, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R., entirely Impropriate in L. Bolton, Esq.: no Church: no Glebe: no Salary; the Sum of £4. per annum was formerly allowed, but it is now withdrawn. Bective is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 4 m. N. E  b. E. from Trim. It is situate upon the River Boyne. It gives title of Earl to the noble family of Taylor. The Fairs are holden on the 16th of May, and 1st of November.—
" Murchard O'Melaghlin, King of Meath, founded an Abbey here for Cistertian Monks, under the Invocation of the Virgin Mary, in the year 1146 or 1152, The Abbot sat as a Baron in Parliament. There are large ruins remaining of this building, and the cloisters with a tower are almost entire."—Archdall's Monast. Hibern. p. 516.
BLACK LION, in the Barony of Skryne, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster. A village.
BROWNSTOWN, in the Barony of Duleek, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R., entirely Impropriate, in Sir Marcus Somerville, being one of the parishes which constitute the R. of Kentstown: no Church: no House, or Glebe: no Curate's Salary allowed. Brownstown is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 5 m. S. S. W. from Slane. See, Kentstown.
CHURCHTOWN, in the Barony of Navan, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R., being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Ardbraccan. Churchtown is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 3 1/4 m. S. W. from Navan. This parish contains 671 acres of land. See, Ardbraccan.
CLONGILL, in the Barony of Morgallion, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R., valued in the King's Books at £lO. Irish Money: a Church, very small, but kept in complete repair by the Incumbent; the parish being too small to afford an adequate cess for the purpose: no Glebe House: four scattered Glebes in the parish; one, of 1 1/4 acres, about a quarter of a mile from the church: a second, of 1a. 1r. 4p., at the same distance ; a third, of 1a. 2r. 26p., close to the church ; and the fourth, of 1a. Or. 18p., also near the church: the Incumbent is under injunction to build, and is preparing his Memorial and plan for that purpose: The Rev. Mungo Henry Noble, the Incumbent (in 1806), who has cure of souls, and discharges the duties. Clongill is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 4 3/4 m. N. N. W. from Navan.

CLON MAC DUFF, in the Barony of Navan, Co. of Meath, and Province of Leinster: a R., being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Ardbraccan. Clon Mac Duff is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 3 m. N, from Trim. This parish contains 995 acres of land. See, Ardbraccan.
DANESTOWN, in the Barony of Skryne, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a V., augmented with a R., and valued in the King's Books at £3..10..0 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Kentstown. Danestown is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 6 1/2m. S. b. W, from Slane. See, Kentstown.
DONAGHMORE, in the Barony of Slane, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a V., valued in the King's Books at £9..9. .8 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Navan. Donaghmore is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is l 1/2 m. N. E. from Navan. This parish contains 2170 acres of land. See, Navan.
DONOGH PATRICK, in the Barony of Kells, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R. and V., valued in the King's Books at £7..16..0 Irish Money, and united, by Act of Council, on the 29th of December, 1801, to the R. of Kilberry: a Church, newly built, in the parish of Donogh Patrick, and in complete repair: no Glebe House: a Glebe, of 6a. 1r. 37p., in Kilberry, round the ruins of the old church, and upwards of two miles from the new church at Donogh Patrick: near this church is a glebe of about the sixth part of an acre; and, as a promise has been made of an additional glebe contiguous to it, it is proposed to build the Glebe House thereon: The Rev. George O'Connor, the Incumbent (in 1806); the duties are discharged by his Curate, at a Salary of £75. per annum. Donogh Patrick is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 4 m. N. W. from Navan. The parishes in the Union of Donogh Patrick are contiguous ; that of Donogh Patrick containing 1943 acres of land.—"This ancient town, now reduced and depopulated, was pleasantly situated on the River Blackwater. Our Tutelary Saint founded an Abbey here, to which Conal Mac Neill, brother to King Leogair, was a great Benefactor."—Archdall's Monast. Hiiem. p. 529.
DOWDSTOWN, in the Barony of Skryne, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a V., valued in the King's Books at £2..13..4 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Skryne. Dowdstown is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 3 3/4 m. S. b. E. from Navan. It is situate upon the River Boyne. This parish contains 642 acres of land. See, Skryne.
DRAKESTOWN, in the Barony of Morgallion, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R., valued in the King's Books at £10..10..8 Irish Money, and united by Act of Council (the date of which cannot be ascertained; but in the Act of Parliament, of the 9° Queen Anne, power was given to remove the site of the church, from Drakestown, which is stated in the Act to have been made the parish church, by the original Act of Union, to Kilpatrick), to the Vicarages of Kilpatrick, and Knough: a Church, in Kilpatrick, in decent repair: a Glebe House, in Kilpatrick, with every necessary Office: in Drakestown, two portions of Glebe, making together 5a. Or. 14p., about one mile from the church: in Knough, 3a. 2r. 30p., about the same distance from the church; and, in Kilpatrick, 36a. Or. 23p.: The Rev. Samuel Close, the Incumbent (in 1806), who has cure of souls, and lives on his other Benefice in Armagh: the duties are discharged by his Resident Curate, at a Salary of £75. per annum, with the house, garden, and offices. Drakestown is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 3 3/4 m. S. b. W. from Nobber. The parishes in the Union of Drakestown are contiguous; that of Drakestown containing 1380 acres.
DUNMOWE, in the Barony of Morgallion, though locally situate in the Barony of Slane, Co. of MEATH, and Province of Leinster: a R., valued in the King's Books at £7..18.. 4 Irish Money, being one of the parishes which constitute the Union of Stackallan. Dunmowe is in the Diocese of Meath, and Province of Armagh. It is 2 m. N. E. from Navan. This parish contains 600 acres of land. See, Stackallan.