Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

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    BOYANAGH, a parish, partly in the barony of TYAQUIN, but chiefly in that of HALF-BALLYMOE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 6.75 miles (E. by N.) from Dunmore; containing 4861 in habitants.

    It is situated on the road from Dunmore to Castlerea, and comprises 13,840 statute acres, a large extent of which is waste land and bog. Here are two oatmeal mills and limestone is abundant.

    Springfield is the seat of W. McDermot, Esq.; Ashfield, of I. Kelly, Esq.; Clondoyle, of B. Kelly, Esq.; and Lakeview of I. O'Flyn, Esq.

    It is a vicarage in the diocese of Tuam, and is part of the union of Kilkerrin; the rectory forms part of the union and corps of the deanery of Tuam: the tithes amount to £185, of which £120 is payable to the dean, and £65 to the incumbent. The church is in ruins, but the ground is still used for burials.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions, it is the head of a union or district, also called Glanamada, comprising the parishes of Boyanagh and Templetogher; there is a chapel in each of which that at Boyanagh is situated at Kelnalag.

    A school, in which about 80 boys and 10 girls are taught, is supported by Lord Fitzgerald ; there are three private pay schools, in which are about 280 boys and 50 girls.