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1814 Statistical Account

No. IX. Parish of CLONMANY,

(Diocese of Derry, and County of Donegal.)

By the Rev. F. L. Molloy.

VIII. State of Religious Establishment, Tithes, etc, etc.

Clonmany is a rectory and vicarage, in the advowson of the Marquis of Donegal: the rectory is taxed 13 in the King's books. The church was built about 25 years ago, under the superintendance of the Rev. Dr. Chichester, who was then rector of this parish. It is a neat little church, situated on the right of the road that cuts the western part of the parish, about 20 miles north of Derry, and 9 miles from Buncrana. South from the church, and about 80 perches distance, lies the Gort, of four acres and a half of glebe arable land, which is convenient to Clonmany-bridge: separate from the Gort, a little to the south, lies the remainder of the glebe-lands, of about 30 acres of amble land, and a large mountain tract, of very good pasturage.

The tithes here are set for a term of years, at a very moderate rate. The notes are drawn in favour of the rector, "for and in consideration of the great and small tithes," which comprehends, I understand, the tithes of all grain, flax, potatoes, and other small dues, too numerous to insert here, but which are mentioned in the notes in order to retain the primeval right: this is stated, because not more than half the intrinsic value of the great tithes are demanded.

There is a roman Catholic chapel in this parish, situated situated on the right of the road leading from Derry to the sea at Binnion, about nineteen miles and a half from the former place, and half a mile from the latter.

I. The Name of the Parish, Situation, Extent, etc.
       II. Mines, Minerals, etc.
       III. Modern Buildings, etc.
       IV. Ancient Buildings, etc.
       V. Present and former State of Population, Food, Fuel, etc
       VI. The Genius & Disposition of the Poorer Classes, etc.
       VII. The Education and Employment of Children, etc.
       VIII. State of Religious Establishment, Tithes, etc, etc.
       IX. Modes of Agriculture, Crops, etc.
       X. Of Trade, Manufactures, Commerce, etc.
       XI. Natural Curiosities, remarkable Occurrences, etc.
       XII. Suggestions for Improvement, etc.
       APPENDIX : TOWNLANDS, their Derivations, etc.

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