ATTYMASS, a parish, in the barony of GALLEN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3.50 miles (N.) from Foxford; containing 8276 inhabitants.
This parish is bounded on the south by the river Moy, and on the east by the Ox mountains.
- The lands are chiefly under tillage, but the system of agriculture is not in a very improved state; there are large tracts of wasteland, which are chiefly irreclaimable bog and mountain.
- Freestone abounds, but limestone is rather scarce, being found only in some parts of the parish.
- The surface is interspersed with several lakes, which being surrounded with mountains have a beautifully picturesque appearance.
Fairs are held at Bonnefinglass on May 24th, July 7th, Nov. 15th, and Dec.15th.
The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Killala, and forms part of the union of Ardagh ; the rectory is impropriate in Sir W. H. Palmer, Bart.
- The tithes amount to £180.7s. 6d., which is equally divided between the impropriator and the vicar.
The Roman Catholic parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; the chapel is a neat slated building.
There are three hedge schools, in which are about 150 boys and 100 girls.
On the edge of a lake at Kildermot is a picturesque ruin of an ancient convent.