TAGHKEEN, or TAUGHEEN, a parish, in the barony of CLANMORRIS, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 miles (N. N. E.) from Hollymount, on the road to Claremorris, and on the river Robe ; containing 2562 inhabitants, The parish comprises 6716 statute acres, as applotted tinder the tithe act, and valued at £2313 per annum, besides large tracts of bog ; it is mostly under tillage ; agriculture has but little improved ; the chief crops are oats and potatoes. Hollybrook is the seat of A. C. Lynch, Esq., J. P. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Hollymount, or Kilcommon ; the tithes amount to £104. 2. 5-. In the R. G. divisions the parish is part of the union or district of Crossboyne : the chapel at Carramore is a thatched building. There are two private schools, in which are about 130 children.