Lewis' Topographical Survey (1837) of Taghkeen

Claremorris, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland

TAGHKEEN, or TAUGHEEN, a parish, in the barony of CLANMORRIS, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 miles (N.N.E.) from Hollymount, on the road to Claremorris, and on the river Robe; containing 2562 inhabitants.

The parish comprises 6716 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £2313 per annum, besides large tracts of bog; it is mostly under tillage; agriculture has but little improved ; the chief crops are oats and potatoes. Hollybrook is the seat of A.C. Lynch, Esq. J.P. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Hollymount, or Kilcommon; the tithes amount to £104.2.51/4.

In the R.C. divisions the parish is part of the union or district of Crossboyne: the chapel at Carramore is a thatched building. There are two private schools, in which are about 130 children.