Article from Lewis' Topographical Survey (1837)
BOHOLA or BUCHOLLA, a parish, in the barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 6 miles (S.by E.) from Foxford; containing 3658 inhabitants.
It is situated on the river Gustien, and on the road from Swinford to Castlebar, and is principally under tillage; the mountain of Slieve Conn, which is within its limits, is cultivated to the very summit; there is some bog. The principal seats are Barley Hill, the residence of Bernard McManus, Esq.; Carragawn, of E. Deane, Esq.; and Rosslevin Castle, of H. Jordan, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Achonry, and is part of the union of Templemore; the rectory is impropriate in the representatives of the late Roger Palmer, Esq.
The tithes amount to £374.17.8, of which one-half is payable to the impropriators, and the other to the vicar. The church is in ruins. The R.C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and contains a chapel. There are two hedge schools, in which about 190 boys and 80 girls are educated.
ALTBAUN is the property of H.E. Taafe, Esq., and rated in the Tithe Composition Book, Barony of Gallen, at 8. Agent is Alex. Glendinning, Ballinrobe. Yearly rent, 30s per acres, average County cess is 3s per acres. The farms are from 4 to 6 acres with moory soil.
The usual crops are oats, barley, potatoes and flax. There is plenty of bog. The tenants are all Catholic. The prevailing names are Philbin and Boyle. Altbaun has 225 acres. Population in 1851 was 90.