KILLEDAN, or KILLEDIN, a parish, in the barony of Gallen, county of Mayo, and province of Connaught, 5 miles (w.by s.) from Swinford, on the road from that place to Ballagh; containing 5741 inhabitants. Some of the land is very good and well cultivated, but there are large tracts of bog.
A market on Thursday has been established at the village of Cultymough, or Newtown-Brown. The principal seats are Ballinamore, the residence of T. Ormsby, Esq.; Killedan, of F. Taaffe, Esq.; AnnaHill, of Mrs. Scully, and Oxford, the property of – Twyhee, Esq. It is a vicarage , in the diocese of Achonry, forming part of the union of Templemore; the rectory is the impropriate in the representatives of the R. Palmer, Esq. The tithes amount to £411.11.4., which is equally divided between the impropriators and the vicar.
The church is a neat building, erected at the Ballinamore by the Ormsby family. The R.C parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a chapel at Cultymough. About 120 children are educated in a public school, to which T. Ormsby, Esq., contributes £14 annually, and about 540 in four private schools. Here was a friary of conventual Franciscans, which existed till the Reformation. There are some remains of the old church.