Place:


Summerhill  County Meath

 

In 1837, Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland described Summerhill like this:

SUMMERHILL, a post-town, in the parish of LARACOR, barony of LOWER MOYFENRAGH, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 5 miles (S. by E.) from Trim, and 17 (W. N. W.) from Dublin, by Dunboyne; containing 49 houses and 331 inhabitants. This town, which has a neat appearance, is pleasantly situated on the road from Dublin to Trim, by Kilcock, and also on that by Dunboyne, which latter is the nearer by three miles. ...


It is a chief constabulary police station; petty sessions are held on alternate Tuesdays, and fairs on April 30th, June 9th, Sept. 22nd, and Nov. 25th. Here is a Presbyterian meeting-house, and contiguous to the town is Summerhill House, the seat of Lord Langford, situated in a noble demesne.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Summerhill, in and County Meath | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofireland.org/place/27675

Date accessed: 14th June 2024


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