Duleek in 1839
Duleek is partly in the barony of Upper Duleek, but chiefly in that of Lower Duleek, on the Nany or Nanny-water.
There were anciently three religious houses, of two of which the ruins yet remain: and the town was the seat of a bishopric, ultimately merged in that of Meath.
There were, in 1831, 233 houses and 1,217 inhabitants in the town; and 733 houses and 4,190 inhabitants in the whole parish.
There was formerly an extensive manufacture of ticking, but it is now much diminished.
There is a market on Thursday, and there are four yearly fairs.
Races are held in the neighbourhood.
Petty sessions are held here, and the town is one of the stations of the county constabulary force. Duleek returned members to the Irish parliament, but was disfranchised at the Union, and the corporation became extinct.
The parish is part of a union, both in the Established and Catholic churches. The parish church is a modern building; the Catholic chapel is a handsome Gothic edifice, and has a school-room adjoining.
There are in the parish several public schools and a dispensary.
There are in the town two stone crosses, and in the parish another elaborately carved.