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

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Historical Overview

History

Loughan, Loghan, or Castlekeeran is a parish that is partly in the barony of Castlerahan, county of Cavan, and province of Ulster, but chiefly in the barony of Upper kells, county of Meath, and province of Leinster. It is located four miles northwest from Kells, on the road from Dublin by Kells to Enniskillen. This parish, which is also called Castlekeiran and Tristelkerin, contains also the villages of Rathendrick, Derver, and Castlekeiran, and is situated on the river Blackwater, near its source in Lough Ramor.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Meath. In the Roman Catholic divisions Loghan forms part of the union or district of Carnaross, or Dulane.

Localities

The parish of Loughan, Loghan, or Castlekeeran, is surrounded by the parishes of Lurgan, Mullagh, and Munterconnaught, as well as the county of Meath. It is located in the poor law unions of Kells and Oldcastle.

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Census

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Church records

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The Catholic parish of Carnaross includes the civil parishes of Castlekeeran or Loughan and Dulane.

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Civil Registration

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Land records

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Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

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