Ballygarvaun in Ballycroy in Co. Mayo

Ballygarvaun - which means the townland of the rough or mountain land contains 1.544 acres, which was occupied by families of the names James Sweeney, Thomas Maguire, James Maguire, Anthony Mc Manamon and Patrick Campbell. There was one herd's house and the landlord was George Clive.

This is reputed to be the village which Saint Patrick visited and having been given a good reception, said that they would never be in need and, furthermore, as a mark of gratitude, that nobody would ever be killed by lightning in Ballycroy. Nobody can trace any such death and if there had been, I am sure, it would be recorded by tradition.

A number of families were moved there in 1932 from other townlands.