From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
TAUNAGH, a parish, in the barony of TIRAGHRILL, county of SLIGO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 9 miles (N. N. W.) from Boyle, on the road to Sligo; containing 1568 inhabitants. This parish, situated on the river Arrow, or Unshion, which flows from Lough Arrow, comprises, as applotted under the tithe act, 2510 statute acres; it has in general a good deep soil, and contains a small quantity of bog. It is in the diocese of Elphin; the rectory forms part of the union and corps of the prebend of Kilmacallane; the vicarage, part of the union of Boyle.
The tithes amount to £77. 10. 9., equally divided between the rector and the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district called Riverstown. There are remains of the old church, with a burial-ground attached; and near the mail coach road are the ruins of Bahy castle, surrounded with trees. A patron is held at Patrick's well on March 17th.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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