TOUAGHTY aka TOWAGHTY, a parish, in the barony of CARRA, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, on the road from Castlebar to Hollymount; containing, with the post-town of Ballyglass (which see), 1258 inhabitants, and comprising 3200 statute acres of good land, with but very little bog.
Petty sessions are held at Ballyglass, which is also a constabulary police station.
Within the parish is Tower-Hill, the beautiful seat of Major Blake, situated in a noble demesne; the house stands on an eminence commanding fine views of the surrounding country and the adjacent mountains of Partree.
The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Tuam, entirely appropriate to the vicars choral of St. Patrick's, Dublin; the tithes amount to £60. The duties are performed by the curate of Balla, in the church of Drum.
In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Ballintobber.
SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)
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