Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Sligo

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. Sligo.

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    AUGHANAGH, or AGHANAGH, a parish, in the barony of TIRAGHRILL, county of SLIGO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (N. W.) from Boyle, on Lough Arrow, and on the road from Boyle to Sligo town; containing 2393 inhabitants.

    It is bounded on the south by the Curlew mountains, and comprises 5412 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, with a considerable extent of mountain and bog. There are quarries of excellent limestone resembling marble, and much used for building.

    Hollybrook, the residence of J. Folliott, Esq., is beautifully situated on the shore of Lough Arrow; the grounds are well planted, and contribute in a pleasing manner to embellish the scenery of the lake.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, forming part of the union of Boyle : the tithes amount to £110. 15 shillings and 4.50 pence, of which £62. 6 shillings 1.50 pence is payable to the impropriators, and £48. 9 shillings 3 pence to the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is included in the union or district of Riverstown: the chapel at Greyfort is a good slated building.

    At Currydora there is a school under the patronage of Wm. Phibbs, Esq. ; and there is a private pay school in the parish.

    On the lands of Aughada are the remains of an abbey.