MACETOWN, a parish, in the barony of SKREEN, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 4 ½ miles (N. E.) from Dunshaughlin, and near the road from Ratoath to Navan; containing 419 inhabitants It comprises 1572 ¾ statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the land is of medium quality. It is a chapelry, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Kilmessan: the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Drogheda.

The tithes amount to £68, of which £58 is payable to the impropriator, and £10 to the incumbent.

In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Skryne. Here are the ruins of an ancient castle.

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