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ATTYMASS, a parish, in the barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3¾ miles (N.) from Foxford; containing 3276 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the south by the river Moy, and on the east by the Ox mountains. The lands are chiefly under tillage, but the system of agriculture is not in a very improved state; there are large tracts of waste land, which are chiefly irreclaimable bog and mountain. Freestone abounds, but limestone is rather scarce, being found only in some parts of the parish. The surface is interspersed with several Jakes, which being surrounded with mountains have a beautifully picturesque appearance.

Fairs are held at Bonnefinglass on May 24th, July 7th, Nov.15th, and Dec. 15th. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Killala, and forms part of the union of Ardagh; the rectory is impropriate in Sir W. H. Palmer, Bart. The tithes amount to £180.7. 6., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; the chapel is a neat slated building. There are three hedge schools, in which are about 150 boys and 100 girls. On the edge of a lake at Kildermot is a picturesque ruin of an ancient convent.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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The Wikipedia entry for Attymass.

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

See the parish page  on logainm.ie (The Placenames Database of Ireland)

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Land & Property

The entry for Attymass from Griffiths Valuation 1847/64

Tithe Applotment Books 1823/37 for this parish on TNAI

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