Category Archives: Irish Genealogy

Civil Parishes Donegal Ireland

Civil Parishes Donegal Ireland – I wonder, how many know the names of each civil parish in Co. Donegal? 
Donegal County has, or had 52 civil parishes.  She has 40 Roman Catholic Parishes.  She had 10 Poor Law Unions (these later became Civil Registration Districts).  For Donegal the Church of Ireland Representative Body Library in Dublin has parish records .

Civil Parish
Aghanunshin
All Saint's
Aughnish
Burt
Clonca
Clondahorky
Clondavaddog
Clonleigh
Clonmany
Convoy
Conwal
Culdaff
Desertegny
Donagh
Donaghmore
Donegal
Drumhome
Fahan Lower
Fahan Upper
Gartan
Glencolumbkille
Inch
Inishkeel
Inishmacsaint
Inver
Kilbarron
Kilcar
Killaghtee
Killea
Killybegs Lower
Killybegs Upper
Killygarvan
Killymard
Kilmacrenan
Kilteevoge
Leck
Lettermacaward
Mevagh
Mintiaghs of Barr of Inch
Moville Lower
Moville Upper
Muff
Raphoe
Raymoghy
Raymunterdoney
Stranorlar
Taughboyne
Templecarn
Templecrone
Tullaghobegley
Tullyfern
Urney

The ‘civil’ parish and the Roman Catholic parish are NOT the same group of townlands They are separate entities in relation to genealogical research.  Catholics can or could live in one civil parish and be members of a relgious parish with a different name. 

Please remember some of these parish spellings might not be exactly as they are today.

‘Search Page’ the IrlAtlas Townland Search form. When you go to this page you will find a form into which you place names and then learn more about these places at the time of the 1851 census of Ireland.  You do not have to fill out every column of the form.

The web page to which you are being directed above is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union. 

Donegal Roman Catholic Parish records available online at the National Library of Ireland website

Poor Law Union. Civil Registration District

Poor Law Union & Civil Registration District Ireland

The Poor Law Union had what was called a ‘Workhouse’ and ”in theory” the area of the Poor Law Union (PLU) spread approx 10 miles in a circle around this workhouse (not ALWAYS).

The Workhouse of the Poor Law Union (PLU) was supposed to ‘mind’ the poor people – as in take care of them medically, take them in – divide them up, try and keep them alive. Each PLU was divided into areas, these areas had people in charge of them, the PLU had a Doctor attached to it.

Civil registration of marriages of non Catholics in Ireland began in 1845. This is where people get mixed up, you see, some people who were of the Catholic faith, they married people who were not of the Catholic faith and the marriages of these Catholics are listed in there in the post 1845 pre 1864 marriages. It’s very hard to explain this to people and few think about it.

The Poor Law Union was an area of townlands around the Workhouse…….approximately a ten mile circle.The Poor Law Union and Civil Registration Districts, they don’t necessarily take in one county, they can actually take in up to 3 counties, depending on how close they are to county border. 

State registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845.

The Victorian public health system was based on the ‘Poor Law’ an attempt to help the very poor in some way. Between 1838 and 1852 – 163 ‘Workhouses’ were built in Ireland – each workhouse was at the centre of a land area known as the ‘Poor Law Union’

The Workhouses were usually located in a large market town (Donaghmore in Laois is literally out in the middle of ‘nowhere’ as we’d say). The Poor Law Union comprised the town and its’ catchment area and so county and parish borders were ignored.

People living in one house could be part of one Poor Law Union (PLU) and their next door neighbours might belong to a different PLU about 10 miles away. It all depended on the townlands in the Poor Law Union and their location.

In the 1850’s a large scale public health system was created based on the areas (townlands) covered by the Poor Law Unions. Each Union was divided into ‘Dispensary Districts’ with an average of 6-8 districts per Union. A Medical Officer (sometimes Doctor) was responsible for the public health in each district.

When the registration of civil records began these ‘Dispensary Districts’ became the ‘Registrar’s Districts’

So, we have Workhouses and an area of land that the workhouse was responsible for. Then we have that area of land, the Poor Law Union being broken up into districts (but the townlands are all still part of the same Poor Law Union)

Civil Registration was introduced in 1845 for non Catholic marriages but what everyone forgets is that people who were NOT Catholic sometimes married Catholics and so it’s not just non Catholic marriages cos there are Catholics thrown in to the mix.

I’m always seeing people ask if there are any records of the people who ‘stayed’ in Workhouses and I am always seeing people say there aren’t. That statement is incorrect.

The thing about a Workhouse is that it was Government operated, it did NOT break the law. Every child who was born or died in a Workhouse will have been registered with the State once civil registration was introduced. Every marriage in a workhouse will have been registered. Every death in a workhouse will have been registered. More than likely 95% of all babies you see listed in civil registers as having died at 0 years old will have been born in a Workhouse. To me, those records are ‘Workhouse’ data.

The Poor Law Unions ignored county and parish borders. This also means that the Civil Registration Districts also ignored those borders. You could be born in Co. Antrim but still have to be registered in Co. Down because you were born in a teeney weeney bit of the Poor Law Union area of Magheramesk………BUT your descendants would be looking for you in records belonging to Co. Antrim

Remember Poor Law Union area = Civil Registration District of later years.

In order to KNOW the names of all the townlands in any Civil Registration District there is one web site that I would recommend that you go to. It’s not any of these modern townland web sites.  There are some  mistakes in this index

IF you search for any townland in this database you are getting the names of townlands as spelled in the 1851 census of Ireland. It also gives you the size of the townland, the name of the civil parish that the townland was in, the name of the Poor Law Union (PLU) and the Barony that the townland was in.

Again – remember the Poor Law Union townlands became the Civil Registration townlands.

Officially Civil Registration of ALL births, marriages & deaths began (about Easter) of 1864.

My experience – and at this point I have almost finished indexing all Civil Registration Details of baptisms for one town from 1864 until the early months of 1881 for people of the town, while I have totally finished indexing the baptisms and marriages for Roman Catholic parish records of same town – I can promise you that of all the religious baptisms only 1 or 2 children of any year were not registered in the civil books.

Ireland has all her baptisms from 1864 to 1918 freely available online – THAT means that we’re not far off having our 1926 census online!!

Poor Law Unions – later Civil Registration Districts e.g. Co. Cavan
1. Enniskillen
2. Bawnboy
3. Cavan
4. Granard
5. Oldcastle
6. Kells
7. Bailieborough
8. Cootehill 

The names of Poor Law Unions can confuse people because the workhouse for some of them is actually in a different county.  Take Enniscorthy and New Ross these towns are in Co. Wexford.  Baltinglass and Shillelagh are in Co. Wicklow.

The thing about the Poor Law Unions is that the townlands that belonged to each Poor Law Union then became the townlands in each Civil Registration District once the registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced.  This is what is then confusing for researchers because people who live in townlands that belonged to the Shillelagh Civil Registration District will have their births, deaths and marriages recorded as being part of the Shillelagh District.

Poor Law Unions individual counties – Scroll down to find ‘search’ page
Antrim : Coleraine – Ballycastle – Ballymoney – Larne – Ballymena – Antrim – Belfast – Lisburn – Lurgan
Armagh : Dundalk – Castleblaymey – Newry – Banbridge – Armagh – Lurgan

Carlow : Baltinglass – Shillelagh – Carlow – Enniscorthy – New Ross

Cavan : Enniskillen – Bawnboy – Cavan – Granard – Cootehill – Bailieborough – Oldcastle – Kells
Clare : Gort – Ballyvaghan – Ennistimon – Corrofin – Tulla – Scarriff – Limerick – Ennis– Killadysert – Kilrush
Cork : Bandon – Bantry – Castletown – Clonakilty – Dunmanway – Kanturk – Kilmallock – Kinsale –Macroom – Mallow – Millstreet – Mitchelstown – Fermoy – Cork – Youghal – Middleton – Kinsale – Lismore ––Skibbereen – Skull

Donegal : Ballyshannon – Donegal – Dunfanaghy – Glenties – Inishowen – Letterkenny – Londonderry – Milford – Strabane – Stranorlar
Down : Banbridge – Belfast – Downpatrick – Kilkeel – Lisburn – Lurgan – Newry – Newtownards
Dublin : Balrothery – Celbridge – Dublin North – Dublin South – Dunshaughlin – Naas –Rathdown
Fermanagh : Ballyshannon – Clones – Enniskillen – Lisnaskea –

Galway : Ballinarobe – Ballinasloe – Clifden – Galway  – Glennamaddy – Gort  – Loughrea – Mountbellew – Oughterard – Portumna – Roscommon – Tuam
Kerry : Cahersiveen – Dingle – Glin – Kenmare – Killarney – Listowel – Tralee

Kildare : Athy – Baltinglass – Carlow – Celbrodge – Edenderry – Naas

Kilkenny : Callan – Carrick on Suir – Castlecomer – Kilkenny – New Ross – Thomastown – Urlingford – Waterford
Leitrim : Ballyshannon – Bawnboy – Carrick on Shannon – Manorhamilton – Mohill
Laois (Queen’s Co.) : Abbeyleix – Athy – Carlow – Donaghmore – Mountmellick – Roscrea

Limerick : Croom – Glin – Kilmallock – Limerick – Mitchelstown – Newcastle – Rathkeale – Tipperary
Londonderry (Derry) : Coleraine –Ballymoney – Londonderry – Magherafelt – Newtown Limavady
Longford :  – Ballymahon – Granard – Longford
Louth : Ardee – Drogheda – Dundalk 
Mayo : Ballina – Ballinrobe – Belmullet – Castlebar – Claremorris – Killala – Newport – Swineford – Westport
Meath : Ardee – Celbridge – Drogheda – Dunshaughlin – Edenderry– Kells – Navan – Oldcastle – Trim
Monaghan : Carrickmacross – Castleblayney – Clogher – Clones – Cootehill – Dundalk – Monaghan
Offaly (King’s Co.) : Edenderry – Mountmellick – Parsonstown – Roscrea – Tullamore Roscommon : Athlone – Ballinasloe – Boyle – Carrick on Shannon – Castlereagh – Glennamaddy – Roscommon – Strokestown – Swineford
Sligo : Ballina – Boyle – Dromore West – Sligo – Tobbercurry

Tipperary : Borrisokane – Callan – Carrick on Suir – Cashel – Clogheen – Clonmel – Nenagh – Parsonstown – Roscrea – Thurles – Tipperary – Urlingford
Tyrone : Clogher – Dungannon Lower – Dungannon Middle – Dungannon Upper – Omagh East – Omagh West – Strabane Lower – Strabane Upper
Waterford: Carrick on Suir – Clogheen – Clonmel – Dungarvan –  Kilmacthomas – Lismore – Waterford – Youghal
Westmeath : Athlone – Ballymahon – Castletowndelvin – Granard – Mullingar – Tullamore Wexford  : Enniscorthy – Gorey – New Ross  – Shillelagh –Wexford

Wicklow : Baltinglass – Naas – Rathdown – Rathdrum – Shillelagh

‘Search Page’ the IrlAtlas Townland Search form. When you go to this page you will find a form into which you place names and then learn more about these places at the time of the 1851 census of Ireland.  You do not have to fill out every column of the form, BUT if you are interested in the townlands of any county that belonged to the any poor law Union in that county in 1851 then fill in the name of the Poor Law Union and name the county

The web page to which you are being directed above is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union. 

Counties of Ireland: Counties : return to

AntrimArmaghCarlowCavanClareCorkDerryDonegalDownDublinFermanaghGalwayKerryKildareKilkennyLaoisLeitrimLimerickLongfordLouthMayoMeathMonaghanOffalyRoscommonSligoTipperaryTyroneWaterfordWestmeathWexfordWicklow

Armagh Civil Parishes

County Armagh

Civil Parish list

Civil Parish Armagh – I wonder, how many know the names of each civil parish in Co. Armagh?  Here is a list of names.  Please remember some of these spellings are not exactly as they are now.

‘Search Page’  the IrlAtlas Townland Search form.

The web page to which you are being directed above is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.  If you see a civil parish name here and you are interested in the townlands in that civil parish, then please go to the search page, put in the name of the civil parish and the county and you will be given a list of the names of townlands in that parish in 1851.  Please note, townland spellings may have changed, some of the townlands may have disappeared.

The ‘civil’ parish and the Roman Catholic parish are NOT the same group of townlands They are separate entities in relation to genealogical research.  Catholics can or could live in one civil parish and be members of a relgious parish with a different name.  Please consult the list of Roman Catholic parishes of Co. Armagh if you have Catholic ancestry.

A second web site that you could visit it the Ordnance Survey of Ireland which according to users has “quite advanced mapping tools and the link redirects to an historical layering, as over time, boundaries for the various borders for administrative divisions have changed. The site is especially useful when cross referencing with historical documents.”

Historical Mapping Ordnance Survey of Ireland

Armagh Civil Parish
Armagh
Ballymore
Ballymyre
Clonfeakle
Creggan
Derrynoose
Drumcree
Eglish
Forkhill
Grange
Jonesborough
Keady
Kilclooney
Kildarton
Killevy
Killyman
Kilmore
Lisnadill
Loughgall
Loughgilly
Magheralin
Montiaghs
Mullaghbrack
Newry
Newtownhamilton
Seagoe
Shankill
Tartaraghan
Tynan

Antrim Roman Catholic Parish Records

Roman Catholic Parish Records

List of Roman Catholic Parish Records available for Antrim

We have put together as many names and variations of names for each of the Roman Catholic Parishes of Co. Antrim with a list of ‘approximate’ dates that records are available for.  Sometimes there is a year, or a few years difference between the period of baptisms being recorded and the period of marriages.  This is just a basic list and it will help any of you who want to go to the National Library of Ireland web site and ‘read’ through the records yourself.

These Catholic parish registers can be viewed online at the National Library of Ireland web site and this is the link to the search page which will bring you to the records

National Library of Ireland(NLI) Roman Catholic parish record search page

Belfast City Roman Catholic Parish Registers

Antrim Roman Catholic Parish Timeframe
Aghagallon & BallinderryBaps, Marrs, Funerals. 1828-80
Ahoghill (Ahogill)Baps, Marrs, Deaths. 1833-81
Antrim ((Drumaul)Baps 1874-80
ArmoyBaps 1848-81, Marrs 1848-82
BallintoyBaps, Marrs 1872-82
Ballyclare (Larne, Ballyclare, Greencastle, Ligoneil)Baps 1869-81 ; Marrs 1870-81
Ballymoney (Derrykeighan)Baps, Marrs 1853-80
Belfast Citysee Greencastle
Blaris (Drumbo, Lisburn)NLI No records for this parish
Braid & GlenravelBaps & Marrs 1878-81
Carnlough & GlenarmBaps 1869-80 ; Marrs 1869-82
Carrickfergus (Larne, Ballygowan)Baps 1821-72 ; Marrs 1821-72
Culfeightrin (Ennispollan, Cushendun)Baps 1825-81, Marrs 1834--80 (gaps)
Cushendall (Layde, Ballygowan, Ardclinnis)Baps 1838-81; Marrs 1837-80
Cushendun (Craiga, Cushleak, Ennispollan)Baps 1862-81 ; Marrs 1862-84
DuneanBaps 1834-61, Marrs 1835-61
Dunloy (Cloughmills)Baps 1860-81 ; Marrs 1877-81 ; Deaths 1877-81
GlenariffeBaps 1868+ available at Roots Ireland
Glenarm (Tickmacreevan, Tickmacreeven)Baps 1825-81, Marrs 1825-80 ; Deaths 1831-38
Glenavy & KilleadBaps 1849-80 Marrs. 1848-80
Greencastle, (Whitehouse, Belfast City, LigoneilBaps & Marrs 1854-81
Hannastown, Derriaghy, & RockBaps 1877-1880 Marrs 1877-81
Kirkinriola (Ballymena, Ballymeana, Ahoghill)Baps 1848-81, Marrs 1840-82
LarneBaps 1821-72 ; Marrs 1821-72
Loughguile (Loughuile)Baps 1845-81 ; Marrs 1845-69
PortglenoneBaps 1864-81, Marrs 1864-82
Portrush & BushmillsBaps 1844-81, Mars 1848-89
Ramoan (Ballycastle)Baps 1838--81; Marrs 1838-83
Randalstown (Drumall)Baps, Marrs, Deaths 1825-73
RasharkinBaps, Marrs 1848-82
Rathlin IslandBaps & Marrs available at PRONI
St. Mac Nissi : LarneNLI No records for this parish

 

Armagh : Poor Law Union Townlands

Civil Registration Districts (Poor Law Unions)

Armagh Poor Law Unions = Civil Registration Districts (after civil registration was introduced)

  1. Armagh
  2. Banbridge
  3. Castleblayney
  4. Dundalk
  5. Lurgan
  6. Newry

Townlands in each Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District) as per townlands listed in 1851 census of Ireland.  The web page to which you are being directed below is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.  The names of some of these townlands have changed or may be known under a different spelling locally.  Some errors were noted in the Co. Laois placenames and this may have occurred with other placenames as the book was typed up.

Poor Law Unions (Civil Registration Districts) spread through more than one county at times e.g. in this list we have Dundalk and the town of Dundalk is actually in Co. Louth.  Anyone born, married or died in one of the townlands of the Dundalk Poor Law Union/Civil Registration District will be registered under Dundalk Poor Law Union or Civil Registration District and not as part of Co. Armagh.

Armagh Poor Law Union

Banbridge Poor Law Union

Castleblayney Poor Law Union

Dundalk Poor Law Union

Lurgan Poor Law Union

Newry Poor Law Union

Antrim Civil Parishes

County Antrim

Civil Parish list

 

Civil Parish Antrim – I wonder, how many know the names of each civil parish in Co. Antrim?  Here is a list of names.  Please remember some of these spellings are not exactly as they are now.

‘Search Page’  the IrlAtlas Townland Search form.

The web page to which you are being directed above is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.  If you see a civil parish name here and you are interested in the townlands in that civil parish, then please go to the search page, put in the name of the civil parish and the county and you will be given a list of the names of townlands in that parish in 1851.  Please note, townland spellings may have changed, some of the townlands may have disappeared.

The ‘civil’ parish and the Roman Catholic parish are NOT the same group of townlands They are separate entities in relation to genealogical research.  Catholics can or could live in one civil parish and be members of a relgious parish with a different name.  Please consult the list of Roman Catholic parishes of Co. Antrim or the separate list for Belfast city if you have Catholic ancestry.

A second web site that you could visit it the Ordnance Survey of Ireland which according to users has “quite advanced mapping tools and the link redirects to an historical layering, as over time, boundaries for the various borders for administrative divisions have changed. The site is especially useful when cross referencing with historical documents.”

Historical Mapping Ordnance Survey of Ireland

Civil Parish
Aghagallon
Aghalee
Ahoghill
Antrim
Ardclinis
Armoy
Ballinderry
Ballintoy
Ballyclug
Ballycor
Ballylinny
Ballymartin
Ballymoney
Ballynure
Ballyrashane
Ballyscullion
Ballywillin
Belfast
Billy
Blaris
Camlin
Carncastle
Carnmoney
Carrigfergus
Connor
Craigs
Cranfield
Culfeightrin
Derryaghy
Derrykeighan
Donegore
Drumbeg
Drummaul
Dunaghy
Duneane
Dunluce
Finvoy
Glenavy
Glenwhirry
Glynn
Grange of Ballyscullion
Grange of Doagh
Grance of Drumtullagh
Grange of Dundermot
Grange of Inispollen
Grange of Killyglen
Grange of Layd
Grange of Muckamore
Grange of Nilteen
Grange of Shilvodan
Inver
Island Magee
Kilbride
Killagan
Killead
Kilraghts
Kilroot
Kilwaughter
Kirkinriola
Lambeg
Larne
Layde
Loughguile
Magheragall
Magheramesk
Newtown Crommlin
Portglenone
Racavan
Raloo
Ramoan
Rasharkin
Rashee
Rathlin
Shankill
Skerry
Templecorran
Templepatrick
Tickmacrevan
Tullyrusk

 

Poor Law Union/Civil Registration District, Antrim

Poor Law Union = Civil Registration District
Antrim

  1. Antrim
  2. Ballycastle
  3. Ballymoney
  4. Ballymena
  5. Belfast
  6. Coleraine
  7. Larne
  8. Lisburn
  9. Lurgan

Townlands in each Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District) as per townlands listed in 1851 census of Ireland.  The web page to which you are being directed below is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.  The names of some of these townlands have changed or may be known under a different spelling locally.  Poor Law Unions (Civil Registration Districts) spread through more than one county at times e.g. in this list we have Coleraine and Coleraine town is in Derry or Londonderry County.  Anyone born, married or died in one of the townlands of the Coleraine Poor Law Union/Civil Registration District will be registered under Coleraine and not as part of Antrim.

Antrim Poor Law Union

Ballycastle Poor Law Union

Ballymoney Poor Law Union

Ballymena Poor Law Union

Belfast Poor Law Union

Coleraine Poor Law Union

Larne Poor Law Union

Lisburn Poor Law Union

Lurgan poor Law Union

Donegal. Poor Law Unions: Civil Registration Districts

Poor Law Union = Civil Registration District
Donegal

  1. Ballyshannon
  2. Donegal
  3. Dunfanaghy
  4. Glenties
  5. Letterkenny
  6. Londonderry
  7. Milford
  8. Strabane
  9. Stranorlar
  10. Inishowen

Townlands in each Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District) as per townlands listed in 1851 census of Ireland.  The web page to which you are being directed below is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site.  The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years.  This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.  The names of some of these townlands have changed or may be known under a different spelling locally.  Poor Law Unions (Civil Registration Districts) spread through more than one county at times e.g. in this list we have Londonderry which belongs to Co. Derry (Londonderry) and we also have Stranbane whichis in  Co. Tyrone.  People born, married or died in any townland in Co. Donegal which belongs to Londonderry or Strabane Poor Law Union/Civil Registration District will have been registered in either Londonderry or Strabane Poor Law Union and not in a Donegal union.

Ballyshannon Poor Law Union

Donegal Poor Law Union

Dunfanaghy Poor Law Union

Glenties Poor Law Union

Letterkenny Poor Law Union

Londonderry Poor Law Union

Millford Poor Law Union

Strabane Poor Law Union

Stranorlar Poor Law Union

Inishowen poor Law Union

300 evicted, Strokestown Massacre.

A list of 300 people evicted from Strokestown Estate.
Co. Roscommon

Mass Eviction

This list of 300 names was published by the Bishop of Elphin.

“The Strokestown Massacre Developed” A few years ago I was over in Strokestown house with some friends and being me I was photographing everything.  I have never published this list before it was hanging on the wall.  I am now loading these photographs at full size so that any whose families were evicted can see that this list was published in the Freeman’s Journal 29th April 1847.  The editorial was entitled “The Strokestown Massacre Developed”

 

Killermogh Gravestone Name Index

Killermogh Gravestone Name index
Killermogh Civil Parish
Abbeyleix Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District)
Laois
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this graveyard at KIllermogh.

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

Killermogh Gravestone transcriptions made pre 1995 – some of these stones may not have been legible when I was taking photographs a few years later. 

If you are looking for someone from a different county, please use the General Index linked to below.
General Index to names on all gravestone photographs on this site (all counties/70,000 names)

Killermogh Graveyard Photographs, Co. Laois

 

 

NameSurnameDateYearAgePlacePhoto name
Charlotte ElizabethGrant?/19351869
Frank Sydney Ashby?83Landscape Manor, Churchtown, Co. DublinAshby 1 McMahon
Margaret Violet AdelaideAshby1958Ashby 1 McMahon
HerbertBailey198388Bailey 1
Herbert SamuelBailey197039Bailey 1
Ida JaneBailey197072NewtownBailey 1
MabelBailey199559Bailey 1
JaneBailey190262Bailey 2 & 3 Hilton
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