Kilclooney Civil Parish
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Barony Fews Lower, Orior Lower
Poor Law Union Aramagh
Catholic Diocese Armagh
Catholic Parish Ballymacnab
Presbyterian Congregations Cladymore, Redrock


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KILCLUNEY, or KILCLOONEY, a district parish, partly in the barony of LOWER ORIOR, but chiefly in that of LOWER FEWS, county of ARMAGH, and province of ULSTER, 2 miles (S. W.) from Markethill, on the road from Newry to Armagh; containing 7627 inhabitants. It was constituted, in 1792, by disuniting 22 townlands from the parish of Mullaghbrack, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 12,833 1/4 statute acres, of which 3109 are heath and bog, and the remainder in a high state of cultivation. At Carricklane is a quarry of good clay-slate, from which was raised the stone for building Gosford Castle. Lead ore has been also found in considerable quantities, and there are indications of coal. The weaving of linen and cotton cloth is carried on. It is in the diocese of Armagh, and on its separation from Mullaghbrack, a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Prebendary of Mullaghbrack, was instituted, under the provisions of an act of the 7th of Geo. III.; and a church was built at Glassdrummond, a plain neat edifice, for the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits gave 500. The glebe-house, towards which the same Board granted 450 as a gift and 50 as a loan, is a handsome building, situated on a glebe of 22 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Lisnadill, or Ballymacnab: the chapel is a large and handsome edifice at Clady. There are two places of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Seceding synod, one of the first class at Redrock, the other at Ballylane. There are eight public schools, some of which are aided by donations from the Rev. Dr. Blacker, others by Lords Charlemont and Gosford, and the parochial school by the prebendary and perpetual curate: they afford instruction to about 680 children. Some vestiges yet exist of the old church of Kilcluney, which was burnt in 1641, and also of a bawn built in 1619 by H. Achison, Esq., which was destroyed at the same time. Cairn-amnhanaghan, or "The Vicar's Cairn," which is noticed more particularly under the head of Mullaghbrack, is in this district.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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Ballindarragh Derrycughan
Ballylane Drumalaragh
Ballymacawley Edenykennedy
Brackly Enagh
Carnavanaghan Glasdrummond
Carricklane Kilbracks
Cavanagrow Kilmachugh
Clady Beg Lisnagat
Clady More Maghnavery
Cordrummond Markethill Town
Corhammock Seaboughan


Family History Library Film Numbers

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Irish miscellanea, chiefly from County Armagh, includes tombstone inscriptions from Kilclooney #1279354
Registers of Markethill National School,  Register of females, 1845-1873 Register of females, 1872-1894 Register of males, 1862-1896 Register of males, 1872-1886 #1656972
Tombstone inscriptions and related notes of Mullaghbrack Parish #1279384
Tithe Applotments, 1834 (in Mullaghbrack Parish) #258465
Griffith's Valuation, 1864 #258750
1901 Ireland Census,  D.E.D. 20/1-3 #808508
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 22/1-3 #808509
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 23/1-10, 31, 11C, 29-30 #808510
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 23/18c, 17 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 #808510
1911 Ireland Census, Clady D.E.D. 20/1 Townland: Ballylane #1999918
1911 Ireland Census, Clady D.E.D. 20/2-6 Townlands: Clady Beg, Clady More, Damoilly, Enagh, Kilmachugh #1999919
1911 Ireland Census, Glenanne D.E.D. 21/1-5 Townlands; Cordrummond, Corhammock, Kilbracks, Lisnagat, Seaboughan #1999920
1911 Ireland Census, Killeen D.E.D. 23/1-3 Townlands: Ballymacawley, Carnavanaghan, Cavanagrow #1999922
1911 Ireland Census, Glenanne D.E.D. 21/6-15 Townlands: Crunagh, Derlett, Drumgane, Lisdrumchor Lower, Lisdrumchor Upper, Lurgyross, Glenanne Town, Derrycughan, Drumalaragh, Maghnavery #1999920
1911 Ireland Census, Markethill D.E.D. 24/1-6 Townlands: Ballindarragh, Brackly, Carricklane, Edenykennedy, Glasdrummond, Markethill Town #1999923

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Tithe Applotments, Kilclooney Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Kilclooney Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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