LEWISBURGH or LOUISBOURG, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Kilgavower, barony of Murrisk, county of Mayo, and province of Connaught, 11miles(w.s.w.)from Westport: the population is returned with the parish.
This place is pleasantly situated on the southern shore of Clew bay, on the western coast. The village is neatly built; a market for provisions is held on Monday, and there are fairs on the 24th. of June, Aug. 4th., and Sept. 29th.; a constabulary police force is also stationed here.
The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Tuam, and in the patronage of the Incumbent of Aughaval: the stipend is £75, paid by the incumbent, and the curate also has a glebe-house and a glebe comprising 22 acres. The church of the district, a neat edifice, was erected by a gift of £415.7., and a loan of £46. 3. from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1828.
In the R. C. divisions this place constitutes a separate union or district; the chapel is a good slated building.