Aughness in Ballycroy in Co. Mayo

Aughness - Got its name from its peninsular shape or from the amount of horses (eacha), being used there. It lies to the North of the parish and has an area of 2,709 acres and 29 houses.

Householders and landowners in this village in 1890 were as follows: Patrick Calpin, Patrick Cafferkey, Farry Mc Manamon, Owen Leneghan, Patrick Leneghan, Catherine Ginty, John Cafferkey (son), Peter Monaghan, Patrick Sweeney, John Cafferkey (Bawn), Anthony Cafferkey, Roger Mc Gowan, Henry O'Hara, Thomas Ginty, Edmond Murphy, Patrick Ginty, Patrick Mc Gowan, Patrick Gallaghar, Andrew Cleary, James Corrigan, John Conway, Cecila Sheeran, Denis Sweeney, Catherine Sheeran, Anthony Barrett, Patrick Mc Gowan, Hugh Mc Gowan, John Monaghan . Rev. Archer Clive, whose house was the highest valued £2- 10- 0. In addition, the following had land. Patrick Cafferkey Jnr.,Patrick Deane, Patrick Mc Gowan and John Monaghan. The landlord was the Marquis of Sligo.

In the townland is situated Croy Lodge - where the famous book 'The Wild Sports of the West', was written by Maxwell, Salmon fishing on Owenduff estuary has been carried on for generations.