Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Doohishka Clerk of the Peace
Doughiska County Map
Doughiskey Freehold Registry 1823
Dougheskey Freehold Registry 1823
Doghuska Inq. Temp. Eliz
Dookuske Inq. Temp. Eliz
Dawheske Or. Survey map
Dowheske Or. Survey ref.
Douchiska or Ballinin Rev. A. H. Martin, P.P.
Dochishka Rev. T. E. Gill, Oranmore
Doohishka Sketch Map
Doohishka The Rev. P. Daly
Doughishka Tithe Applotment Book
The quantity of uncultivated ground in this townland 240 acres all a rocky pasture. Prop. Chas. Blake, Esq., Merlin Park. Agent Mr. Crumby, Hollymount, Co. Mayo. This townland is held by tenants at will, average rent £1 per acre. Soil a gravely clay, very rocky, the parts cultivated produces very good crops of wheat, barley, oats, flax and potatoes. Houses stone, in general badly constructed, the inhabitants are very poor, they are all Roman Catholics. South of townland is a very fine Marble Quarry, the property of Mrs. Blake’s Son who lives in a neat house near the quarry, the Marble when quarried by Mrs. Blake, is conveyed to Galway, thence exported to England, Scotland and many parts of this Kingdom, and disposed of in the different markets at £5 per ton. Any exported to America pays £8 per ton. There are from 30 to 40 men daily employed in quarrying this marble. They receive from 1/- to 1/6 per day, and disposed of at the quarry is sold at 7/6 per foot equal to £4.10 per ton. The freight to England or Scotland is 20s. per ton, 14½ feet being allowed to the ton, there is but 12 feet allowed to the purchaser the other 2½ pays the freight.
S. of the parish. Bounded on the N. and E. by the parish of Oranmore in the County, on South by Curragrean, Rosscom and Merlin Park, and on the W. by Merlin Park and Knockweeldriska. N.B. Additional boundaries have been marked out in Doohishka townland. It is now divided into Doohishka, Merlin Park, and Knockweeldriske, for said alteration, see letter and accompanying trace at the end of boundary Reg. of the Parish.
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.