Information about Cong

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
an isthmus, a narrow neck, a strait
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cong Parish Boundary Surveyors Sketch Map
Cong County Map
Vicar de Conga and Tuam Inquis. Temp. Eliz.
Conge Printed Townland List
This parish contains 7? Protestants and 2,830 Roman Catholics according to the information furnished by the respective Clergymen Rev. D. L. Moor, Nymphs Field or Cong Glebe, Rev. Michael Heraghty, P.P., who resides in the townland of Dooroy and Rev. Michael Waldron, P.P. who resides in the townland Cregaree, Parish of Cong, Co. Mayo. There are fairs held on the townland of Moneenmore at Maum Bridge on the 1st December, 12th of May, 10th July and 2nd September. The crops generally sown are oats and potatoes with a little wheat. The grain is generally carried for sale to Fairhil where it is bought and carried to Galway for exportation. The soil in general is light and rocky and is mostly mountain except the part of the parish which is situated between Cong and Fairhil. Lime is much used for manure. The lime stone is fund in the part of the parish between Cong and Lough Mask. Wages of Farm Servants:- Males from £3 to £4 per annum. Females from 24s. to 28s. per year with Board. Labourers 8d. per day in summer and 6d. in winter. In the mountainy part of this parish heath is also much used for manure with lime.
Additional Information:
Additional Information:
Table of Schools
Townland in which establishedProtestantsCatholicsMalesFemalesTotalHow SupportedWhen Established
Corrig West03025530Parents1837
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letters.
  • Volume 3 page 37 to page 40
  • Volume 3 page 43 to page 59