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The parish of Kilraghtis is in the barony of Bunratty Upper. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Ennis. The parish is 4.75 by 2 miles (7.64 by 3.22 km) and covers 5,587 acres (2,261 ha). In 1841 the population was 1,995 in 297 houses. The man hamlet at that time was Spancel-Hill. The main road from Ennis to Galway runs through the parish.
The civil parish of Kilraghtis is today part of the Catholic parish of Doora-Barefield in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. The parish serves the civil parishes of Doora, Templemaley and Kilraghtis, including the Ennis suburb of Roslevan. The Church of Our Lady is in Roslevan. St Josephs Doora-Barefield GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. It has its ground at Gurteen.
History and antiquities
There are few antiquities of any interest in the parish. In 1893 the old church was very dilapidated. Nothing is known about the church or its patron. There are no holy wells, and no significant raths or forts.
The parish holds the townlands of Ballyduff, Ballyline, Ballymacahil, Ballymaconna, Ballyogan, Bearnafunshin, Cahernalough, Cappagh Beg, Cappagh More, Carrowdotia, Cloonkerry, Cloontymurphy, Cullenagh, Curraderra, Cragard, Drumgloon, Drumquin, Drumgranagh, Knockaluskraun, Racorcraun, Rosslevan, Tooreen and Tullyvoghan.
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