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  Oughaval Civil Parish
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AUGHAVAL, or OUGHAVAL, a parish, in the barony of MURRISK, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT; containing, with the market and post-town of Westport, 13,921 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the bay of Westport, and on the road from Castlebar to Lewisburgh; it is partly bounded by the celebrated mountain of Croagh Patrick, and comprises 26,748 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £7017 per annum. The land is chiefly under tillage; the system of agriculture is improving; there are large tracts of bog, which, lying on an inclined plane, might be easily reclaimed and rendered productive. Limestone of good quality abounds and is quarried for building, for mending the roads, and for burning into lime. Lead mines were formerly worked, but are now disused; and in the mountain of Sheffrey a copper mine was opened, but has long been discontinued. The principal seats are Westport House, the mansion of the Marquess of Sligo; Murrisk Abbey, of J. Garvine, Esq.; Trafalgar Lodge, of C. Higgins, Esq.; Marino, of J. Cuff, Esq.; Holdhead, of the Rev. F. L. Rutledge; and Boathaven, of the Rev. J. D’Arcy Sirr. Besides the market at Westport, fairs are also held there and at Murrisk. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, with the vicarages of Aughagower, Kilmaclasser, and Kilgavower united by act of council, constituting the union of Aughaval, otherwise Westport, in the patronage of the Archbishop; the rectory is appropriate to the archdeaconry of Tuam and prebend of Killabeggs. The tithes amount to £300, of which £225 is payable to the incumbent, and the remainder to the archdeacon and prebendary; and the tithes of the entire benefice amount to £884. 10. The church, an old building in the demesne of the Marquess of Sligo, was erected by aid of a gift of £500 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1797, and was lately repaired by a grant of £166 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The glebe-house was built by a gift of £300 and a loan of £500 from the same Board, in 1815; the glebe comprises seven acres. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church: there are three chapels, one in Westport, which is spacious and ornamented with a handsome front; the other two are at Thornhill and Drummin, and are new slated buildings, but quite inadequate to the accommodation of their respective congregations. There are places of worship at Westport for Presbyterians and Wesleyan Methodists, the former in connection with the Synod of Ulster and of the third class. At Westport are four free schools and an infants’ school, in which about 330 boys and 200 girls are taught; and there are also 17 private schools, in which are about 860 children. There are some remains of an ancient abbey at Murrisk, and in the parish are some chalybeate springs. A large patron is held annually at Murrisk on the 28th of August.– See WESTPORT.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837

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Aghamore Deerpark East Knockfin
Annagh Island East Deerpark West Knockranny
Annagh Island Middle Derryaun Leckanvy
Annagh Island West Derryhawna Leenavesta
Ardmore Derrylea Lenacraigaboy
Ardoley Derrymore Lenanadurtaun
Attireesh Drummin East Meermihil
Barnaderg Drummin West Muingatogher
Barraglanna Drumminaweelaun Mullagh
Belclare Durless Murrisk Demesne
Bellataleen Fahburren Murrisknaboll
Boheh Farnaght Oughty
Cahernamart Furgill Owenwee
Cahernaran Island Glaspatrick Pollanoughty
Carrowbaun Glenbaun Roeillan
Carrowbeg Glencally Roman Island
Carrowkeel Glenlaur Rossbeg
Carrowkeeran Gortaroe Rossymailley
Carrowmacloughlin Gorteendarragh Shanvallybeg
Carrownalurgan Illanroe Island Streamstown
Cartoor Inishdaugh Tangincartoor
Churchfield Inisheeny Tawnyard
Clerhaun Killadangan Tawnycrower
Cloghan Killaghoor Tawnyslinnaun
Clooneen Killeencoff Teevenacroaghy
Cloonmonad Kilsallagh Lower Thornhill
Crott Mountain Kilsallagh Upper Westport Demesne
Cuilleen Knockaraha East Westport Quay Town
Cuilmore Knockaraha West Westport Town

LDS Film Numbers

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Tiernacroagh National School registers; Boys, 1872-1924; Girls, 1916-1925 #2356431
The Catholic parish of Aughaval, now called Westport, includes the civil parish of Oughaval. There are three chapels: in Westport, Lecanvey, and Drummin West. Aughaval is a variant spelling of Oughaval.  Parochial registers of Aughaval Westport, marriages 1823-1857; baptisms, 1845-1858; Westport and Lecanvey. baptisms, 1859- 1872; marriages, 1857-1861; baptisms, 1857-1874. #979697
Westport, Lecanvey and Drummin, baptisms, 1872-1880, Baptisms, 1874-1880; marriages, 1862-1880 #979698
Lecanvey, baptisms, 1859-1872; Westport, marriages, 1857-1860; Lecanvey, baptisms, 1872-1882; Drummin, baptisms, 1872-1882; Lecanvey, baptisms, 1883-1901; Drummin, baptisms, 1883-1901; Westport, marriages, 1828-1837; Westport, marriages, 1837-1857; Westport, baptisms, 1845-1858 #1279210
Westport, marriages, 1862-1905; Westport, baptisms, 1862-1874 #1279211
Tithe Applotment, 1823-38 #256675
Griffiths Valuation, Westport Union, 1855. Parishes in Murrisk Barony: Aghagower, Kilgeever, Oughaval #844988
1901 Drummin D.E.D. 139/1-17, Kilsallagh D.E.D. 142/2-17 #846258
1901 Croaghpatrick D.E.D. 150/1-21 #846260
1901 Kilmeena D.E.D. 151/82-84; Westport Rural D.E.D. 154/6-9, 11, 10, 12, 16-28, 15, 14, 13 #846261
1901 Westport Urban D.E.D. 155/3-15, 35; 155/16, 18, 17, 19-23, 25, 24, 26-28, 30, 29, 31-34 #846262
1911 Drummin D.E.D. 139/1-17 Townlands: Barnaderg, Cuilmore, Derryaun, Derryhawna, Derrylea, Derrymore, Drummin East, Drummin West, Glenlaur, Leenavesta, Lenanadurtaun, Muingatogher, Oughty, Pollanoughty, Shanvallybeg, Tawnyard, Tawnycrower #2193386
1911 Kilsallagh D.E.D. 142/2-17 Townlands: Barraglanna, Boheh, Carrowmacloughlin, Cartoor, Cuilleen, Durless, Furgill, Glenbaun, Glencally, Gorteendarragh, Kilsallagh Lower, Kilsallagh Upper, Leckanvy, Mullagh, Tangincartoor, Tawnyslinnaun #2193387
1911 Croaghpatrick D.E.D. 150/1-18 Townlands: Bellataleen, Carrowkeel, Carrowkeeran, Crott Mountain, Deerpark West, Fahburren, Glaspatrick, Killadangan, Lenacraigaboy, Meermihil, Murrisk Demesne, Murrisknaboll, Owenwee, Teevenacroaghy, Thornhill, Cahernaran Island, Roeillan Island, ten other islands #2193404
1911 Kilmeena D.E.D. 151/82-84 Islands off the coast: Inishdaugh, Inisheeny, Two other islands in Clew Bay #2193406
1911 Westport Rural D.E.D. 154/6-27 Townlands: Aghamore, Ardoley, Belclare, Carrowbaun, Carrownalurgan Rural (part of), Churchfield, Clerhaun, Cloghan, Clooneen, Drumminaweelaun, Farnaght, Gortaroe, Killaghoor (part of) Rural, Killeencoff, Knockaraha East, Knockaraha West, Knockfin, Rossbeg, Rossymailley, Streamstown, Illanroe Island, Roman Island and two others #2193408
1911 Westport Urban D.E.D. 155/2-17 Townlands: Ardmore, Attireesh, Cahernamart, Carrowbaun, Carrowbeg, Carrownalurgan, Cloonmonad, Deerpark East, Killaghoor, Knockranny, Westport Demesne. Westport Town: Altamont Street, Bridge Street, Castlebar Street #2193409
1911 Westport Urban D.E.D. 155/18-33 Westport Town: Church Street, Fair Green Street, High Street, James Street, John’s Row Street, Kirk Row, Mill Street, Monument Street, Newport Street, North Hall, Ochagon, Peter Street, Quay Street, Shop Street, South Mall Street, Tober Hill Street #2193410

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Civil Parish Links

Pat Deese’s website, many records pertaining to Oughaval Civil Parish
Griffith’s Valuation Index, Oughaval Civil Parish, John Hayes’ website
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Civil parishes are important units for records purposes.  They generally contain around 25 to 30 townlands, as well as towns and villages.    In many cases civil parishes straddle county and barony boundaries.  Another confusing aspect is that some civil parishes are in several geographically separate parts.  If you are researching tithes applotments, they are arranged by civil parishes, as are the Griffith’s Valuations and Church of Ireland church registers.

This section of the County Mayo website is new and civil parish webpages will be added each month.  Each webpage, will give the barony, poor law union, Catholic diocese and parish of each civil parish plus all the townlands found in the civil parish, as defined in the 1851 Townland Index with links to their webpages.  Also included are LDS film numbers for the tithes, GVs, 1901 & 1911 Ireland Indexes, plus links and surnames.  Descriptions from the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837) are included and pictures of the area as contributed by readers.

Achill Ballyovey Kilbeagh Kilmaclasser Meelick
Addergoole Ballysakeery Kilbelfad Kilmainebeg Moorgagagh
Aghagower Bekan Kilbride Kilmainemore Moygownagh
Aghamore Bohola Kilcolman Kilmeena Oughaval
Aglish Breaghwy Kilcommon Kilmolara Rathreagh
Annagh Burriscarra Kilconduff Kilmore Robeen
Ardagh Burrishoole Kilcummin Kilmoremoy* Rosslee
Attymass Castleconor* Kildacommoge Kilmovee Shrule
Balla Castlemore Kilfian Kilturra Tagheen
Ballinchalla* Cong Kilgarvan Kilvine Templemore
Ballinrobe* Crossboyne Kilgeever Knock Templemurry
Ballintober Crossmolina Killala Lackan Toomore
Ballyhean Doonfeeny Killasser Manula Touaghty
Ballynahaglish Drum Killedan Mayo Turlough

*boundaries changed with Local Government Act of 1898
(some townlands changed counties, Castleconor switched ot County Mayo from County Sligo)