1st January 1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837. (The information collected here was submitted by members of the local gentry and clergy of the time).

BALLYBOGHILL, a parish in the barony of BALROTHERY, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (N.W. by N.) from Swords, on the road from Dublin, by Naul to Drogheda; containing 664 inhabitants, of which number, 144 are in the village, in which is a station of the constabulary police.

It is a vicarage in the diocese of Dublin, and forms part of the prebend of Clonmethan in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Dublin; the rectory is impropriated in the Crown. The tithes amount to £275 15s., of which £141 is payable to the crown, and £134 15s., to the vicar. The church is in ruins.

In the R.C. divisions, it is in the union or district of Naul, also called Damastown; the chapel is a neat building. A schoolhouse was erected in the village by subscription, and there are two private schools in the parish.


  • Thaks for this. My ancestors Patrick and Teresa Seaver lived here. They were married at the local church in 1836, and had a farm in the area. They immigrated to Australia in 1864. I've visited there,  and seen their names in the church book, but never exactly found where the farm is. Can anyone help?



    Sunday 11th April 2021 03:55AM
  • The SEAVERS had a considerable farm just north of Ballyboughal village.

    We'd love it if you connected their story to this building by adding Patt and Teresa to our Ancestors Rollcall for Ballyboghill.


    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Tuesday 13th April 2021 07:21AM
  • I will work on that now. Thanks so much.


    Thursday 15th April 2021 03:27AM
  • I have added 4 ancestors, my great great grandparents and my great great great grandparents. I hope this is enough for now. Thank you.


    Thursday 15th April 2021 05:35AM

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