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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Annagh. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

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History

ANNAGH, a parish, in the barony of COSTELLO, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, on the road from Castlebar to Frenchpark; containing, with the post-town of Ballyhaunis, 6885 inhabitants. This place was chiefly distinguished for a cell of Franciscan friars, though by some writers said to have been founded by Walter de Burgh for brethren of the order of St. Augustine, as a cell to the abbey of Cong, and to have been the burial-place of Walter, Lord Mac William Oughter, who was interred here in 1440. The parish comprises 16,325 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act: it is principally under tillage; and there is a sufficient quantity of bog. Logboy is the residence of E. Nolan, Esq., and Hollywell, of J. Bourke, Esq. A weekly market and annual fairs are held at Ballyhaunis, which see. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, and forms part of the union of Kiltullagh: the tithes amount to £194. 19. 11. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; there are chapels at Ballyhaunis and Tulrahan. The old monastery at the former place is still occupied by friars of the order of St. Augustine. There are eight pay schools in the parish, in which are about 390 boys and 230 girls.

From: Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837); accessed at http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/A/Annagh-Costello-Mayo.php  br>

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Transcripts of the memorial inscriptions for Waldrons who were buried in the Ballyhaunis Parish Cemetery from 1896-2002. The cemetery is located in the townland of Abbeyquarter, in a place called Fox Hill. This Parish Cemetery is still known by the locals as "The New Cemetery," as it was opened in 1884, when the local Board of Guardians closed St. Mary's Augustinian Abbey Cemetery or the Friary, Ballyhaunis. Explanatory notes provide family relationships, and other genealogical information for each inscription. Waldron Memorials in the Parish Cemetery, Ballyhaunis

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The Catholic parish of Annagh includes the civil parish of Annagh. The modern name of the Catholic parish is Ballyhaunis.

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Civil Registration

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Land records

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School records

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Tax records

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