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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Abbeygormacan. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.


Historical Overview

ABBEYGORMAGAN, a parish, partly in the baronies of Leitrim, [mostly] in that of Longford, County Galway, and province of Connaught, about 8 miles northwest of Eyrecourt; population in 1837 was 2,858.

According to the 19th century topographer, Samuel Lewis, the "place, [was] called also "Monaster O'Gormagan," or "de Via Nova," derives its name from a monastery founded here for canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, by O'Gormagan, head of that sept, which at the dissolution was granted by Hen. VIII to Ulick, first Earl of Clanricarde. It is in the diocese of Clonfert. Abbeygormagan is the head of the Roman Catholic union or district, comprising also the parish of Killoran, in each of which there is a chapel: that for this parish is situated at Mullagh."[1]


Here is a list of all the townlands for Abbeygormacan Parish and the barony to which each belonged. 

Townland Barony
Abbeygormacan Longford
Addergoole Longford
Ballyfintan Leitrim
Ballyhogan Leitrim
Ballynamurdoo Leitrim
Ballyvaheen Longford
Boleyroe Longford
Cappanaghtan Longford
Carrowntober Leitrim
Carrowshanbally Leitrim
Castlenancy Leitrim
Castletown Longford
Coolagh Longford
Cooracurkia Leitrim
Corbally (Hogan) Longford
Corbally Beg Longford
Corbally More Longford
Cormick Longford
Drumatober Longford
Drumeyre Longford
Drumhogan Longford
Eskerboy Longford
Finnure Leitrim
Foxhall Longford
Foxhall Little Longford
Garryboghala Leitrim
Gortalough Longford
Gortdrishagh Leitrim
Gortknappagh Longford
Gortmore Longford
Gortymadden Longford
Kilbeg Longford
Kilbride Leitrim
Kilnamullaun Longford
Knockaun Longford
Liscoyle Longford
Lisheenahevnia Leitrim
Lismacteige Longford
Lissalumma Leitrim
Lurgan Beg Longford
Lurgan More Longford
Lurganshanny Longford
Mullagh Beg Longford
Mullagh More Longford
Shangarry Leitrim

When an extensive search has been made in the church registers for this parish, to help you determine those civil parishes here is a short list of those civil parishes immediately surrounding Abbeygormacan Parish:






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The Catholic parish of Mullagh and Killoran was formerly called Abbeygormican and Killoran, and includes the civil parishes of Abbeygormican and Killoran. Mullagh is now a village in Abbeygormican where the chapel is located.

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Tax records

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See also

List of civil parishes in Ireland


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, publ. 1837: London. See online at:fckLR Library of Ireland


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