Information about Ballinrobe Parish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballinrobe Parish
Irish Form of Name:
Baile An Rodhba
town of the (river) Robe
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Baile An Rodhba
Ballinrobe Parish By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballenrobe Inquis: Temp: Eliz.
Ballenrobe Inquis: Temp: Eliz.
This parish contains [unable to read] Protestants and 862 Roman Catholics according to the information furnished by the respective clergymen Rev. James Anderson, Ballinrobe Glebe and Rev. Henry Joyce, P.P. who resides in the townland of ?, and population return of Police . The crops generally down here are potatoes and oats. The small share of oats produced is generally carried to Ballinrobe, Co.Mayo where it is bought and carried to Westport for exportation. The soil is mostly mountain. Lime is much used as manure. The limestone is generally brought from the parts of Cong and Ballinrobe parish. Parishes Co. Mayo nearest situated to Lough Mask. Wages of farm servants are Males from three to £4. 0s. 0d. per year and females from 24s. to 30 shillings per year with board. Labourers 8d. in summer and 6d. in winter per diem.