Castle Pollard in 1839
Castle Pollard is in the barony of Demifore, 54 miles from Dublin, about 2 miles north-east of Lough Deveragh, and about the same distance west of Lough Lane.
It consists of five streets meeting in an open space or square, in which stands the market-house. It contained, in 1831, 291 houses, and a population of 1,618.
The parish church of Rathgarrue, or Rathgarth, or Rathgraff (in which parish the town stands), a modern building, is not far from the town.
The tower and part of the old church, with the churchyard, in which is the school-house, are also near the town.
There are a Catholic chapel, a dispensary, a fever hospital, a savings'-bank, and a parochial school.
There are a market on Wednesday and four yearly fairs. Petty-sessions are held, and a party of the county constabulary have their station in the town.
Kinturk, the seat of the Pollard family, Pakenham-hall, the seat of the earl of Longford, and other demesnes, are near the town.
The old castle of Kinturk, which gave name to the town, is entirely demolished.