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Welcome To Taughboyne.

You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Taughboyne.

Taughboyne (Irish: Toabh Bun meaning "bottom side") is a parish, in County Donegal, Ireland.

Taughboyne is located 8 km (5.0 mi) West-South-West from Derry, on the road to Raphoe; containing, with the village and ancient disfranchised borough of St Johnston, 6335 inhabitants (in 1837). St. Baithen, son of Brendan, a disciple and kinsman of St Columba, and his successor in the abbey of Hy, founded Tegbaothin in Tyrconnell: he flourished towards the close of the sixth century.

The River Foyle, which bounds the parish on the east, is navigable for small boats to St. Johnstown, where a fair is held on Nov. 25th.


The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.



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