Until 1745 no one would rent land in the Parish because of a plague which killed all the cattle causing a famine. When the wet season came a bad weed grew in the crop called the doite which caused the people to be sick and made them look as if they were drunk.
At this time the farm of Garfar (Garphar) lay without a tenant for 5 years.
Records of Births, marriages and deaths started
Colmonell bridge built