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"BURRISHOOLE BARONY, one of the 9 baronies or subdivisions of the county of Mayo, in the province of Connaught, Ireland, situated in the western part of the county, and bounded on the N. by the Atlantic Ocean and the barony of Erris, on the E. by the baronies of Trawley and Carra, and on the S. and W. by Clew Bay and the ocean. It contains the parishes of Achill, Burrishoole, Kilmaclasser, and Kilmeena, with parts of those of Aghagower, Ballintober, and Islandeady. The barony extends over an area of about 147,000 acres."

"CARRA BARONY, one of the 9 baronies of the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, situated in the middle of the county, and bounded on the N. by Lough Conn and the barony of Tyrawley; on the E. by the baronies of Gallon and Clanmorris; on the S. by the barony of Kilmain, Lough Mask, and the county of Galway; and on the W. by the baronies of Murrisk, Burrishoole, and Tyrawley. It contains the parishes of Aglish, Ballyhean, Ballyovey, Breaghwy, Burriscarra, Drum, Manulal, Rouses, Tonaghty, and Turlough, with parts of the parishes of Ballintober, Islandeady, and Kildacommoge. The barony extends over an area of about 147,000 acres."

"CLANMORRIS, a barony in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, bounded by Gallen on the N., Costello on the E., Galway on the S., and Carra and Kilmain on the W. It is over 18 miles long by 4 broad, and covers an extent of 69,252 acres. The barony is intersected by the rivers Robe and Guishden. It contains the parishes of Crossboyne, Kilvine, Kilcolman, Balla, Tagheen, the town of Clare Morris, and parts of Knock and Mayo. There is some mountain country. The soil is rich, with limestone bottom. Clanmoris gives the title of baron to a descendant of the Binghams, earls of Lucan."

"CLARE, a river rising in the county of Mayo, Ireland, among some minor loughs, in the neighbourhood of Ballyhaunis, traverses Galway, and finally, after passing near the town of Tuam and some small hamlets, falls into Lough Corrib. The Moyne discharges its waters into this river. Near Clare-Galway it takes a subterraneous course of nearly 3 miles. On its banks stand the ruins of Clare-Galway Abbey."

"CLEW BAY, on the W. coast of the county of Mayo, in the province of Connaught, Ireland. It runs up between the baronies of Burrishoole and Murrisk. It is a spacious and commodious harbour, being about 7 miles wide by 10 long. Its peculiar formation with countless islets and inlets, presents a very interesting and remarkable appearance."

"CLOONAGHMORE, a stream, in the county of Mayo, Ireland, falling into Rathran Bay."

"CONE ISLAND, a small island in Broad Haven harbour, in the county of Mayo, Ireland."

"CONN, a lough in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, surrounded by the baronies of Carra, Gallen, and Tirawly. Its dimensions are 8 miles long by 4 in the widest part. At its lower end the lake narrows into a miniature strait, which is crossed by a bridge; numerous streams contribute their waters to this lough, and several residences beautify the spot. Here is a commodious hotel."

"CORAAN-ACHILL, a nearly insulated tract of mountain land, in the barony of Burrishoole, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. The coast-line is bold and grand. From an eminence on the narrow isthmus which connects it with the mainland, a most imposing view of Clew Bay may be obtained."

"CORRAUN, (or Corraun Achill), a rocky peninsula in the county of Mayo, Ireland, stretching into the sea, for 6 miles to the N. of Clew Bay. Some of the mountains rise to the height of 1,700 or 1,800 feet above the sea.

"COSTELLO, a barony in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, bounded by the county of Sligo on the N., by Sligo and Roscommon on the E., and by Clanmorris and Gallen on the S. and W. Its length is 19 miles, its breadth at the widest points 14 miles, and its area about 144,462 acres. It contains the parishes of Aghamore, Annagh, Bekan, Kilbeagh, Kilmovee, parts of Kilturragh, Kilcolman, Castlemore, and Knock. The surface has much bog, and is somewhat hilly. It is drained by the rivers Owen-Garrow, Guishden, and Clare. Lough Gara-Garrow lies to the E."

"CRAGH, a small island in Lough Conn, in the barony of Tirawley county of Mayo, Ireland."

"CREVENISH, an island in Clew Bay, in the barony of Burrishoole, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is the property of-the Marquis of Sligo."

"CROAGHPATRICK, a mountain in the barony of Morisk, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It rises on the S. shore of Clew Bay, 2,530 feet above the level of the sea, and is remarkable for the grandeur of its appearance, and for the extent and beauty of the ever varying views obtained from its heights. It formed part of the old territory of Partrigia de Monte, which stretched to Lake Qorrib, and is celebrated as the spot where St. Patrick began his mission. At certain seasons of the year thousands of the peasantry wend their way up the mountain sides to pay homage at the numerous shrines and relics that occur on the summit. Here is also a small lake in which are preserved two sacred trout."

"CROGHAN, (or Slieve-croghan), a mountain on the Island of Achill, in the barony of Burrishoole, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. Its height is 2,300 feet above the sea-level, and on its sides are many rare plants. It stands on the western aide of the island, presenting to the sea a nearly perpendicular face, bearing all the appearance of having been sliced down from top to bottom. It is admitted to be the most terrible precipice in Ireland, and from its eagle-haunted summit is a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean.

"CULLIN, a lough in the county of Mayo, Ireland, near Foxford. It is 3 miles long by 2 broad."

"DONAMOA HEAD, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, near Binghamstown. Here is a remarkable stone monument."

"DORINCH, one of the principal islets of Clew Bay, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, 3 miles W. of Westport."

"DOWNPATRICK HEAD, in the barony of Tirawley, in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, 4 miles N.N.E. of Ballycastle. Its height is 126 feet, and its peculiar formation renders it an object of striking interest. There are traces of fortifications, and part of the rock has a natural tunnel and shaft."

"EAGLE ISLAND, in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It lies about 5 furlongs off the Mullet coast, and 3 miles W.S.W. of Erris Head. There are two lighthouses on the island, one of which can be seen 20 miles off."

"EREW, a peninsular strip of land stretching into Lough Conn, in the barony of Tyrawley, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. Its length is about 1½ mile. A friary once stood on the extreme point."

"ERRIS, a barony in the county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. The Atlantic bounds it on the N. and W., the barony of Tirawley on the E., and that of Burrishoole on the S. The greatest length of Erris proper is 27 miles, its breadth 17, and its area is 232,889 acres. It contains the parishes of Kilmore and Kilcommon. The principal villages are Belmullet, Binghamstown, and Fermoncarvagh. Erris in a general way is supposed to include the adjoining wastes of Tirawley and Burrishoole. The greater part of this barony is a vast tract of wild uninhabited waste, almost unknown before the construction of the government roads. Carrowmore is the only lake of consequence. The islands are North and South Inishkea and Davilin. Red deer are sometimes seen among the highlands."

"ERRIS-HEAD, a promontory in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is situated on the W. of the entrance to Broadhaven, near 5 miles N. of Belmullet. The coast-line is of extreme grandeur. There is an ancient earthwork on Doonamoe point."

"FURNANCE, two picturesque loughs in the barony of Burrishoole, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. They lie among the Maam Thomas Mountains, 2 miles N. of Newport, and, though but little known, are of great beauty"

"GALLEN, a barony in the county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is bounded on the N. by the county Mayo, on the E. by the barony of Costello, on the S. by that of Clanmorris, and on the W. by those of Carra and Tyrawley. It extends over an area of 119,382 acres, and contains the parishes of Attymass, Bohola, Kilgarvan, Kilconduff, Killeden, Killasser, Meelick, Templemore, Toomore, and part of Kildacommoge, and the towns of Swineford and Foxford. The streams of the barony are the Moy, in the W., and its confluent the Guishden. The Lurgan hills rise in the N., and the Slievecon and Spullagadon mountains skirt the S.W. border. The amble land is of good quality, but there is a large area of bog and waste."

"GLASH, an island in Lough Corra, barony of Tyrawley, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is interesting as having been the retreat of Bishop Balefadda. Remains of his grave and of an old church exist."

"ILANMORE, one of the chief islands of Clew-Bay, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Westport."

"INISHARK, an islet in county Mayo, Ireland, near Inishbofin."

"INISHARN, an islet in Killery Harbour, county Mayo, Ireland."

"INISHBIGGLE, an islet off the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, in Achil Sound."

"INISHGLORA, an islet off the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, 2 miles W. of the Mullet."

"INISHGORT, (or Inishgoula), an islet with a lighthouse, in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles S.W. of Newport.

"INISHKEERAGH, an island in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles N.E. of the Inniskea islands."

"INISHLIRE, an islet in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland, 6 miles S.W. of Newport."

"INISHUGH, an islet in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland."

"INISTALLA, an islet off the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, near Innisturk."

"INISTEGIL, an islet on the W. side of Killery Harbour, county Mayo, Ireland."

"INNISTURK, an island and coastguard station in the barony of Morisk, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, lying in the Atlantic 4 miles N.N.E. of Inishbofin. It is 2½ miles long by 1 mile broad. It is chiefly inhabited by poor fishermen. There is also a small island of this name in county Galway, 6 miles N.W. of Clifden."

"ISLANDMORE, an island and coastguard station in the barony of Burrishoole, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It lies in Clew Bay, 5 miles S.W. of Newport. There is also an islet of this name in Lough Strangford, county Down."

"KID CREW, an island in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, Ireland. It is situated on the E. side of the entrance to Broadhaven Bay."

"KILGALLIGAN, a headland on the E. side of Broadhaven Bay, county Mayo, Ireland."

"KILMAINE, a barony in county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. Its boundaries are the barony of Cara on the W. and N.W., Clanmorris on the N. and N.E., and county Galway on its remaining sides. Its length is 17 miles and its breadth 13. Loughs Carra and Mask lie to the W., and part of Lough Corrib to the S. This barony contains the parishes of Kilcommon, Kilmainbeg, Kilmainemore, Kilmolara, Moogagagh, Robsen, Shrule, and parts of those of Ballinchalla, Ballinrobe, and Cong, also the town of Hollymount."

"KNOCKMOYLE, a cluster of small loughs in county Mayo, Ireland, about 8 miles N.W. of Crossmolina."

"KNOCKNAMULREE, a lofty mountain in the S. part of county Mayo, Ireland, 10 miles S. of Louisburgh. It attains an altitude of 2,688 feet above the sea level, and gives name to the bay."

"LEWISBURGH, (or Louisburgh), an extensive bog in county Mayo, Ireland, near the town of Louisburgh. It contains above 14,000 acres, and is drained by a stream of the same name falling into Clew Bay.

"LURGAN, a peak of the Gauff mountains, in county Mayo, Ireland, 9 miles N. of Foxford."

"MAMARAGHTY, a mountain in county Mayo, Ireland, 8 miles N.W. of Newport. It attains an altitude of 2,340 feet."

"MASK, a lough, counties Galway and Mayo, Ireland, near Ballinrobe. It is 12 miles in length by 4 broad, and contains numerous small islands. It is united with Lough Corrib by an underground stream, which has perforated the natural limestone rock."

"MAUMYKELLY, a mountain, county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles S.E. of Bangor. It attains an altitude of 1,205 feet above the sea level."

"MILLFORD BOG, on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo, Ireland, 6 miles N.W. of Dunmore."

"MINISHMORE, an islet on the N. side of Clew Bay, coast of county Mayo, Ireland, 7 miles W. of Newport. It extends about 1 mile in length, and has a coastguard station."

"MINNAUN, a lofty hill on the S.E. side of Achill Island, coast of Mayo, Ireland. It attains an elevation of 1,530 feet above the level of the sea."

"MOHER, a small lough in county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles S. of Westport."

"MOISTA SOUND, in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, Ireland."

"MONALUMAN, a bog in county Mayo, Ireland. It is situated N. of Lough Mask."

"MOUNT EAGLE, a mountain of county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles N. by E. of Newport. It has an elevation of 1,390 feet above sea-level, and gives title of Baren Monteagle to the Marquis of Sligo."

"MOY, (anciently called Muadus), a river of counties Sligo and Mayo, Ireland. It rises near Tobercurry, and, after a course of 35 miles, falls into Killala Bay."

"MOYTEOGE, a headland on the W. side of Achill, county Mayo, Ireland, near Keem."

"MULLAGHANOE, a rivulet falling into the river Moy, county Mayo, Ireland."

"MUNHIN, a stream of county Mayo, Ireland. It is only 3 miles long, draining Loch Carrowmore into the river Owenmore."

"MURRISK, a barony in the county of Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland. It is bounded by Clew Bay, the baronies of Burrishoole and Carra, county Galway, and the Atlantic. It contains the parishes of Inishbofin, Kilgeever, Oughaval, and part of Aghagower, with the village of Westport, comprising an area of 137,062 acres."

"MWEELREA, a mountain in the county of Mayo, Ireland. It lies on the N. side of Killery Bay, and attains an altitude of 2,688 feet, being the highest peak in the county."

"MYNISHMORE, (and Mynishbeg) islets off the W. coast of county Mayo, Ireland, 6 miles W. of Newport. There is a small fishing harbour and coastguard station.

"NAKEEROGE, a small lough in the county of Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles N.E. of Achill Head, and 16 N.W. of Newport. It is situated near the foot of a lofty range of mountains between Newport and Blacksod bays."

"NEPHIN and NEPHINBEG, mountains of county Mayo, Ireland. The former attains an elevation of 2,646 feet, and the latter one of 2,065 feet above the sea-level."

"NORTH and SOUTH INNISKEA, two islands in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, province of Connaught, Ireland, near the Mullet peninsula. Here are extensive fisheries.

"OLDCASTLE, a harbour on the E. side of Clare Island, county Mayo, Ireland. It is situated in Clew Bay."

"OWENARREA, a small river of the county of Mayo, Ireland, falling into Clew Bay."

"OWENDUFF, a stream of the county of Mayo, Ireland, has a course of about 12 miles, and falls into Tulloghaan Bay, a feeder of the river Dodder, county Dublin, Ireland. It rises near Cruagh."

"PORTACLOY, a harbour on the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, 1 mile E. of Benwee, and 10 N. by W. of Belmullet. It is a coastguard station."

"PORTNAFRANKAGH, a creek on the coast of the county of Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles W. by N. of Belmullet."

"PORTURLIN, a creek on the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, near Benwee Head. It is a coastguard station."

"RINROE, a creek in Broadhaven, county Mayo, Ireland."

"ROBE, a river of the county of Mayo, Ireland. It rises near Clare, and falls into Lough Mask."

"ROE, an islet in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland. It has a small but safe harbour."

"ROSTRUNK, an islet in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland, 4 miles W. of Newport. On the inner side is a safe harbour, with 3 fathoms water."

"SALEEN, a lough in the county of Mayo, Ireland, near Castlebarony"

"SHEE, a small lough near Ballinrobe, county Mayo."

"STAGS, the several groups of rocks on the coast of Ireland, as the Stags of Cork, on the side of Cork Harbour; the Stags of Arran, off the W. coast of county Donegal; the Stags of Broadhaven, off the coast of county Mayo, near Benwell Head; and the Stags of Castlehaven, off the coast of county Cork, near Toe Head."

"SUCK, a feeder of the Shannon, rises in Lough O'Flyn, on the borders of counties Roscommon and Mayo."

"TAGGART, an islet in Lough Strangford, county Down, near Killyleagh; also another islet in Clew Bay, county Mayo, Ireland."

"THE MULLET, a sandy peninsula on the coast of county Mayo, Ireland, outside Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven. It is about 12 miles long, with a varying breadth of from 1 mile to 6 miles.

"TIRAWLEY, a barony in county Mayo, Ireland, containing Ballina, Ballycastle, and the parishes of Addergoole, Ardagh, Ballynahaglish, Ballysakeery, Crossmolina, Doonfeeny, Kilbelfad, Kilbride, Kilcummin, Kilfian, Killala, Lackan, Moygawnagh, Rathreagh, Templemurry, and part of Kilmoremoy."

"TULLAGHAN BAY, a creek at the embouchure of the river Owenmore, county Mayo, Ireland, 5 miles E. of Blacksod Bay."

"ULRA, a stream of county Mayo, Ireland, rises under Maumakeogh mountains, and falls into the sea near Ballycastle."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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