Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Mayo

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Mayo.

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    BOHOLA or BUCHOLLA, a parish, in the barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 6 miles (S. by E.) from Foxford; containing 3658 inhabitants.

    It is situated on the road from Swinford to Castlebar, and is principally under tillage; the mountain of Slieve Conn, which is within its limits, is cultivated to the very summit; there is some bog.

    The principal seats are Barley Hill, the residence of Bernard McManus, Esq.; Carragawn, of E. Deane, Esq.; Rosslevin Castle of H. Jordan, Esq.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Achonry, and is part of the union of Templemore; the rectory is impropriate in the representatives of the late Roger Palmer, Esq. The tithes amount to £374 17s. 8d., of which one half is payable to the impropriators and the other to the vicar. The church is in ruins.

    The R.C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and contains a chapel.

    There are two hedge schools, in which about 190 boys and 80 girls are educated.