Category Archives: Offaly (King’s County)

Marriage Index. Clonmacnoise (Shannonbridge), Offaly. 1855-57

Clonmacnoise (Shannonbridge), Offaly (King’s Co.)

  Clonmacnoise (Shannonbridge), Marriage Index 1855-57

This is an index of the names of the people who were married in the Roman Catholic parish of Clonmacnoise (Shannonbridge) during the  years 1855-57.   The following table of marriages is transcribed from Microfilm No. 4243 held online by the National Library of Ireland accessible through their Roman Catholic Parish Register Search page.   All names and surnames given here are as I read them.  This section of the register has some first names in Latin and some in English.

If any of you have a problem with the Latin names, then I have a document online which may be of some help.

Latin Names in English

My list is sorted by the surname of the groom.  Question marks indicate letters or words I had a problem reading.  The letters ‘sic’ indicate that is how I read the letters I have typed.
[ ] indicates that the letters within the brackets are my best guess at what the letters might be.

Townlands are not given.

Nicknames, Shortened names used in Irish records

If you go to the page i have linked to below and are sitting at a PC and want to search the records for a surname that you are interested in then press Ctrl and F together.  A box will pop up for you to enter the characters you’d like to find on the page you are on. Pressing enter will bring you to the next entry for that name and so on.  My thanks to Clare Lawler Kilgallen who posted this information on a Facebook page.

If you are working with a Mac then press ⌘ & F and continue as above.

Page 73 Marriage Records Clonmacnois (Shannonbridge) Roman Catholic Parish : Transcription begins on this page of microfilm

 

NameSurnameName BrideSurname BrideDateYear
MichaelBurnsAnnamDaly06-Sep1857
MichaelBurrisCatharinamConnell08-Aug1857
ThomaCaughlanMariamRooney08-Jan1855
ThomaCaughlanBrigiddamEgan23-Feb1857
PatritiusConelyMariamKenny23-Dec1855
PatritiusCoughlanBrigiddamMcLoughlin24-Nov1855
JoannesCoughlanAnnamCullin23-Aug1856
PatritiusCouranMariamHynes24-May1855
MartinusCuniffJoannamCaughlan17-Jan1857
ThomaDalyBrigiddamKeena26-Jan1855
MichaelDeveryMariamNaughton20-Feb1855
ThomaDeveryMargarittamDevery29-May1856
ThomaDolanBrigiddamLoughlin03-Nov1855
KeiranusDolanJoannamDuffy31-Jan1856
JoannesDolanEllenoramKelly05-Nov1857
JoannesDonlanCatharinamDoorly05-Nov1857
EdwardusDoorlyBrigiddamMcManus19-Feb1857
MichaelEganEllenoramMcGuiness16-Jan1855
ThadeusEganBrigiddamDunican19-Jun1855
JacobusEganMariamCorigan21-Oct1855
MichaelFitzpatrickAnnamDonelan20-Jul1855
KieranusFlaneryBrigiddamFlanery03-May1855
PatritiusGlaneyCatharinamDevery09-Feb1857
FergalusgrehanEllenoramNolan11-May1857
EdwardusHynesMargarittamCaufield23-Feb1857
Keranus (sic)KellyCatharinamDolan17-Feb1857
AndrewusKillianMariamMolony19-Nov1855
LaurentiusKingMargarittamKilroy17-Jul1857
MichaelLarkinElizamRigny16-Feb1857
PatritiusLaughlinBrigiddamSmyth10-Oct1855
PatritiusLoughmanMariamKelly13-Feb1855
ThomaLoughnanMariamLe[nn]on02-Jul1857
MichaelMcEvoyCatharinamBurk22-Sep1857
MichaelMooneyMariamGuning03-Feb1856
PatritiusMurrayMariam AnnamMoloy27-Jul1855
KeiranusPillionBrigiddamShea19-Jan1855
PetrusRidicanBrigiddamEgan08-Jan1855
PatritiusRignyAnnamDarcy26-Nov1857
JoannesRyanMargarittamHubart27-Apr1857
DanielSheaMariamHoran19-Jan1855
EugeniusSheaMariamKenny27-Apr1857
PatritiusTurlyEllenoramKelly25-Jun1855
GulielimusWalshAnnamConran18-Sep1856

Killeigh (Ballinagar, Nalnagar), Offaly (King’s). Marriage 1859-61

Killeigh (Ballinagar, Nalnagar), Offaly (King’s Co.)

  Killeigh (Ballinagar, Nalnagar) Marriage Index 1859-61

This is an index of the names of the people who were married in the Roman Catholic parish of Killeigh during the  years 1859-61.   The following table of marriages is transcribed from Killeigh Microfilm No. 4203 held online by the National Library of Ireland accessible through their Roman Catholic Parish Register Search page.   All names and surnames given here are as I read them.  This section of the register has first names in Latin.

If any of you have a problem with the Latin names, then I have a document online which may be of some help.

Latin Names in English

My list is sorted by the surname of the groom.  Question marks indicate letters or words I had a problem reading.  The letters ‘sic’ indicate that is how I read the letters I have typed.
[ ] indicates that the letters within the brackets are my best guess at what the letters might be.  This, transcript while it covers a few years is actually very short, 32 marriages in all.  This section of the register was *very* difficult to read as you can see with all the question marks and blank spaces I have.  I worked on this register because I wanted to see the surnames because I have almost completely finished working on the gravestones in Killeigh (modern) public cemetery and I wanted to compare the parish records with the surnames in the graveyard.  The gravestones will be brought online in the next few weeks

Townlands are given but as with the rest of the register were *very* difficult to read.

Nicknames, Shortened names used in Irish records

Page 73 Marriage Records Killeigh Roman Catholic Parish : Transcription begins on this page of microfilm

 

NameSurnameName BrideSurname BridePlacenameDateYear
??Pat?..yn..AnnM[ill..]Clonmore3 ??Jan1861
????MaryannM….???? Dec1860
Martin??[S]he[er]anCathWrightKilleigh04-Jul1861
??Thos??HiganMary..CarrolAuslia[n]29 ??dec1860
??James??MolloyA[bb]yQuin…..ll11 ??Jan1861
Dennis?QuinnBridgtDicksClona[d]?23 Oct1860
Peter[D]olan or [N]olanBridHeneseyKill[ur]ine07-Nov1861
Thos[Fe]gan??Roseanne[K]yerArd23-Sep1861
JasBennettAnneDowlingKill[een]ine13-Aug1861
MichlBricklandBridgtG[orm]lyBally[ea..]e07-Sep1860
??ThosBy[r..]?Ag[nes]R[iorda]n??11 ??Jan1861
JohnCarrollEllinHeffernanBall[e]nvally6 ??month1861
PatClearyRosyBerryBallyl…12-Jul1860
?TimCo….MaryMeade??24-Dec1860
JohnCollinsFannyDowneyKilleigh21-Feb1860
JosephCorcoranMaryJenningsVenter15-Dec1859
PeterCorcoranElizabeth[B]ourkeBall[??]28-Nov1861
…ovCostelloeEllen……lonn.g.03-Oct1860
JsDoolyMaryDoorlyKillenmore28-Nov1861
MichlDunneBridHackettBallyduff25-Jul1861
ThomasE[innis]BridgtHyland[R…]hf[i]h[ane]16-Sep1861
??RodgerH[y….]MaryBreenSer….t7 ??Jan1861
PatHoganMaryDu[?nn]??04-Oct1860
JohnHylandMarthaPa[tis]onBally….11-Dec1859
E..dKellylizaFall[en]Capnag[a]re6 ??Jan1861
PatKilfoilMargtCo[l]idy or Co[s]idyAu[c]ha[rr]y01-Dec1860
??ThosLallyAnnKelly???12 ?month1861
TimLongBrid.FordBallinagar14-Dec1859
JohnMahon??Mary??HearnKilleigh16-Jul1860
JosephO'Bou[r]neElizaKirwanB. Valley09-Dec1859
SimonO'DalyElizaKaneKill[ar]ine26-Aug1860
??DickPrendergastMary[Ow]ensKill[??eigh]22-Apr1861

St. Bridget’s Church, Mount Bolus, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church,
Parish of Kilcormac & Killoughey (Killoughy)
Mount Bolus,
Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)
Ireland.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us that Mount Bolus is part of the parish of “KILLAUGHEY, or KILLAGHY, a parish, in the barony of BALLYBOY, KING’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 2 ¾ miles (E.) from Ballyboy, on the road from Tullamore to Roscrea; containing 4019 inhabitants. ” 

Also that “In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union of Frankford, and has a chapel at Mount Bolus.”

The Church that I photographed is not the one mentioned in Lewis. Photographs were taken during 2013.

Killoughey RC Parish website

Dunkerrin Church of Ireland, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Church of Ireland,
Dunkerrin,
Offaly (King’s Co.),
Ireland

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us the following “DUNKERRIN, a parish, in the barony of CLONLISK, KING’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 4 ½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Roscrea, on the main road from Dublin to Limerick; containing 2177 inhabitants; of which number, 127 are in the village.”

Also, “It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Killaloe, forming the head of the union of Dunkerrin, Castletown-Ely, Rathnaveoge, and Finglass, and in the patronage of the Bishop.”

and “The church is a handsome modern structure, erected in 1818, by aid of a loan of £1200 from the late Board of First Fruits. “

These photographs were taken May 2014

St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church,
Portarlington,
Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)),
Ireland.

Portarlington is one of those places in Ireland which is spread over two counties even though it is listed as being part of Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.).

Lewis topographical Dictionary (1837) gives us Portarlington as being part of “PORTARLINGTON, a borough, market, and post-town, partly in the parish of CLONEHORKE, barony of UPPER PHILIPSTOWN, KING’S county, but chiefly in the parish of LEA, barony of PORTNEHINCH,  

QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 9 ½ miles (N.E.) from Maryborough, and 34 ½ (W. S. W.) from Dublin; containing 3091 inhabitants. This place, anciently named Coltodry, or Cooletetoodra, corrupted into Cooletooder, …..”

Also “In the Roman Catholic divisions Portarlington is the head of a union or district, called Portarlington, Emo and Killinard, and comprising parts of the parishes of Clonehorke and Coolbanagher, and the parish of Lea, with the exception of the townland of Inchcoolley. Chapels are respectively situated at Portarlington, Emo and Killinard: that in Portarlington having been found too small for the increasing congregation, a new chapel is now being erected near the old one, and, when finished, will be a handsome edifice in the pointed style; the principal front will consist of a tower, with pinnacles at each angle and surmounted with a fine spire, 140 feet high. “

These photographs were taken Mary 2014.

Ballymacmurragh Church, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Roman Catholic Church,
Ballymacmurragh,
Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)
Ireland.

This photograph was taken Nov 2006.

Roman Catholic Church, Ballymacmurragh, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland

Roman Catholic Church, Ballymacmurragh, Offaly (King’s Co.), Ireland

 

Tullamore Church of Ireland, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Church of Ireland,
Tullamore,
Offaly (King’s Co.),
Ireland.

From Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837): TULLAMORE, or KILBRIDE, a market, assize and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of BALLYCOWAN, KING’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 20 miles (S. E. by E.) from Athlone, and 49 ½ (W. by S.) from Dublin, on the road to Parsonstown, and on the line of the Grand Canal from Dublin to Shannon harbour; containing 7626 inhabitants, of which number 6342 are in the town.”

Also “The church, situated about half a mile from the town, on the Portarlington road, was erected in 1818, in the Gothic style, after a design by Mr. Johnston, at an expense of £8030 British, “

These photographs were taken April 2014

The French Church, Portarlington, Co. Laois & Offaly

St. Paul’s, The French Church,
Portarlington,
Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.) & Offaly (King’s Co.)
Ireland.

From Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) “PORTARLINGTON, a borough, market, and post-town, partly in the parish of CLONEHORKE, barony of UPPER PHILIPSTOWN, KING’S county, but chiefly in the parish of LEA, barony of PORTNEHINCH, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 9 ½ miles (N.E.) from Maryborough, and 34 ½ (W. S. W.) from Dublin; containing 3091 inhabitants. This place, anciently named Coltodry, or Cooletetoodra, corrupted into Cooletooder, …..”

Also “Two churches were built in the town at the time of the settlement, dedicated respectively to St. Michael and St. Paul, in the reign of William III., and endowed severally with a rent-charge of £40 late currency reserved upon lands let in perpetuity; St. Paul’s was appropriated to the French and Flemish settlers, and St. Michael’s to the use of English Protestants in the town; in consequence of this arrangement the former of these is called the French church, and the latter the English. “

These photographs were taken Oct, 2006.

Bracknagh Church, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Roman Catholic Church,
Bracknach,
Offaly, (King’s Co.),
Ireland.

This photograph war taken Oct 2006.

Bracknagh, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland

Bracknagh, Offaly (King’s Co.), Ireland

St. Colmcille’s Church Photographs, Durrow, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

St. Colmcille’s Roman Catholic Church,
Durrow,
Co. Offaly (King’s Co.),
Ireland.

These photographs were taken April 2014

I have not worked on this graveyard