long and 160 broad, and containing 19,436,000 acres divided up into 4 provinces; Ulster N, Leinster E, Munster S, and Connaught to the W, and subdivided into 32 counties. The climate is in general more temperate than that of other countries in the same latitude; at the same time it is much more inclined to moisture ...
A remarkable feature of this country is the extensive bogs, estimated at 2,330,000 English acres.
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Records after 1922 are held in their respective offices.Corn, hemp, and flax are produced in great plenty; beef and butter are exported; and hides, wool, tallow, wood, salt, honey, and wax, are articles of commerce. The principal manufacture is fine linen cloth, which is brought to great perfection, and the trade in it is very great.Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.The principal rivers are the Shannon, Bandon, Lee, Blackwater or Broadwater, Liffey, Boyne, Sure, Burrow, Slane, and Bann; lakes, lough Neagh, or the lake of Killarney, the most distingished for its beauties, lough Erne, and lough Corrib.The established religion is Protestant, though the majority of the people are Catholics." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)] In 1922 the Republic of Ireland was created and six of the nine counties forming the province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone) voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.cat=35 (Subscription) In addition to the surviving Census records, information was extracted from the 18 census to support pension applications.