Roman Catholic Parish Records On Microfilm, Co. Laois

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Laois (Queen’s Co.,) is the one county I have given most interest to as regards gravestones and parish record extracts.  It would currently take too much to try creating links to parish record extracts I have on the web or am about to create for county Laois from this page so for the moment I will leave it up to you to find whatever records I have online and to watch and see what else I will be putting on line in the future.

DIOCESE OF DUBLIN
Athy (Laois (Queen’s Co,, & Kildare)
Baptisms:
Dec 7th, 1779 – March 21st, 1797
Sept 11th, 1803 – Aug 21st, 1807
Aug 23rd, 1807 – Nov 26th, 1816
Dec 10th, 1821 – March 5th, 1837
March 17th, 1837 – Aug 14th, 1853
Aug 21st, 1853 – April 7th, 1873
April 9th, 1873 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages
Jan 14th, 1780 – Feb 12th, 1797
Sept 21st, 1803 – Feb 2nd 1810
Feb 9th, 1812 – June 25th, 1812
July 17th, 1815 – March 7th, 1816
June 24th, 1822 – Jan 25th 1837
April 6th 1837 – Nov 22nd, 1853
Jan 10th 1854 – Nov 26th, 1880

NLI Pos. 6479 & 6490
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

DIOCESE OF KILDARE & LEIGHLIN
Abbeyleix and Ballyroan
Baptisms:
June 6th, 1824 – Aug 23rd, 1830
Jan 19th, 1838-Dec?26th, 1849
April 6th, 1850- Jan 5th, 1879
Jan 6th, 1878 – Dec 5th, 1880
Index: 1850-1878
Marriages:
July 2nd, 1824 – July 28th, 1830
Jan 30th, 1838 – Nov 22nd, 1880

According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film
NLI Pos: 4199

Arles
Baptisms:
1821-1856 (arranged by townland and probably some missing)
March 20th, 1831- Jan 22nd, 1843
Jan 6th, 1843-Aug 15th, 1861
Jan 1st, 1849-Dec 27th, 1858 (not a duplicate)
Jan 9th, 1859-Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages:
1821-1856 (arranged by townland and probably some missing)
Sept 20th, 1831 – Feb 27th, 1843
Aug 30th, 1843-July 24th, 1861
June 19th, 1850 – Nov 25th, 1858 (not a copy)
Jan 17th, 1859-Nov 24th, 1880

NLI Pos. 4190
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Ballynakill Parish – Ballinakill Parish – different names on register re this parish for different years
Baptisms:
April 1877 – Dec 20th 1880
Name, Surname, Parents, Placename, date, Witnesses. Some further notes re marriages etc.
Real register – headed columns. Writing ‘spidery’
Approximately 13 pages

Marriages
May 22nd 1877 – Nov 3rd 1880
Names, Where they were from date and Witnesses.
2 pages only.

Ballinakill, Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and Knocgordegur parishes
Marriages
Nov 3rd 1820 – Nov 25th 1875

Baptisms: Dysert Galen Parish.
Sept 29th 1872 – June 11th 1876
Approx 20 pages. Small notebook. ‘Squashed, spidery’ writing, difficult to read.

Ballenakill, Ballyroan, Abbeyleix, & Knocgorderger parishes.
Baptisms:
Nov 4th 1820 – Sept 29th 1872
Terrible condition!!
Approx. 356 pages.

Ballynakill Parish
Baptisms
Oct 14th 1794 – March 19th 1855
Jan 16th 1820 – May 26th 1820
Marriages
Oct 27th 1794 – Feb 7th 1815
Jan 15th 1820 – July 78th 1820
Deaths
Oct 30th 1794 – Feb 25th 1815
Unctions Oct 29th 1794 – Feb 28th 1807
The earlier register pages – from 1794 are all mixed up – deaths, unctions, marriages – Pages are small and further subdivided into two columns – marriages may be on one side of pgae and then unctions or deaths on facing page. Bad condition – difficult to read, squashed spidery writing!!!

NLI Pos. 4200
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Ballyadams Parish:
Baptisms
Jan 3rd 1820 – Feb 28th 1847
Marriages
Jan 12th 1820 – November 24th 1853
Writing ‘squashed’, spidery, notebook small.
Approximately 69 pages.
Baptisms:
Feb 9th, 1845-June 14th, 1874(modern transcript made in 1940 ~98 pages. Lovely neat script)
June 14th, 1874-Dec 20th, 1880
MARRIAGES:
March 3rd, 1845 – April 25th, 1874 (transcript ~ 39 pages)
Handwriting not so neat, harder to read. Date, parties involved, residence, impediment, opnsors.

NLI Pos. 4200
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Cappinrush (Ballyfin)
Baptisms:
Oct 20th, 1824 – Aug 3rd, 1862
July 6th, 1862 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages:
Aug 1st, 1819 – July 27th, 1862
July 24th, 1862- Oct 19th, 1899
NLI Pos. 4201
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Clonaslee
Baptisms:
Jan 15th, 1849 – Dec 20th, 1880
Marriages:
Feb 20th, 1849 – Oct 14th, 1880

NLI Pos. 4202
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Mayo & Doonane
Baptisms:
June 21st, 1843 – Sept 17th, 1877
Sept 24th, 1877 – Dec 12th, 1880
Marriages: May 1843, – Sept 2nd, 1877
Feb 14th, 1878 – Nov 27th, 1880

NLI Pos. 4190
LDS BFA 0926112

Emo
Baptisms:
July 4th, 1875 – Dec 19th, 1880
Marriages:
April 26th, 1875 – Nov 25th, 1880

NLI Pos. 4203
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Killeshin (Graigue)
Baptisms:
Nov 23rd, 1819 –Oct 16th, 1843
Feb 12th, 1840 – June 2nd, 1844
Aug 16th, 1846 – Aug 5th, 1849
Oct 10th, 1846 – Dec 28th, 1856
Jan 4th, 1857 – Dec 19th, 1880
Marriages:
Jan 20th, 1822 – Nov 24th, 1846
Jan 16th, 1840 – May 19th, 1844
Nov 27th, 1846 – Aug 5th, 1849
Nov 27th, 1846 – Nov 27th, 1856
Jan 27th, 1857 – Nov 21st, 1880

NLI Pos. 4190
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Leighlinbridge – Co’s Carlow & Laois
Baptisms:
Jan 1st, 1783 – Oct 22nd, 1786
Dec 1st, 1819 – June 26th, 1827
July 6th, 1827 – Nov 16th, 1844
Nov 17th, 1844 – Sept 29th, 1867
Jan 2nd, 1859 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages:
Feb 9th, 1783 – Jan 14th, 1788
Jan 12th, 1820 – Feb 27th, 1827
July 12th, 1877 – Nov 22nd, 1880

NLI Pos. 4195
LDS BFA 1363869

Mountmellick
Baptisms:
Jan 1st, 1814- Dec 23rd, 1837
Aug 6th, 1837-May 27th 1860
1837-1859 Alphabetical Transcript
April 19th, 1860 – Dec 26th, 1880
Feb 26th, 1864 – Feb 4th, 1879
1860-1886 Alphabetical Transcript
Marriages:
Feb 2nd, 1814 – April 27th, 1843
July 7th, 1843 – Nov 21st, 1872
Jan 19th, 1873-Aug 29th 1880

NLI Pos. 4204
LDS BFA 926121

Above is as records are listed BUT my notes on the film as I went through it are as follows:
Bapts Jan 1 1814- Dec 23rd 1837. Bad condition, so faded in places that pages might as well be blank! Marrs. Feb 2nd 1814-April 27th 1843 some pages for 1836 & 1837 out of order. No placenames given. First page easy enough to read through, 2ns & 3rd pages VERY Faded. Can’t make out anything for definite on page tw, and three entries only on page 3. Next two pages are for 1815. Similarly faded, if years and months could be made out then might be worth having a shot at. Register like this up to Nov 1816. Completely indexed from Nov 1816 to Nov 1818.
Mountmellick Baptis Aug 6 1837 – May 27 1860. Marriages July 7 1843 – Nov 21, 1872. TERRIBLE COND!
Mountmellick Baptisms 1837 to 1859 – Modern Transcript in alphabetical order. ^ pages B names – about 208 pages in all.
Mountmellick & Clonaghdoo. Baptisms April 29, 1860 – Dec 26, 1880. Marriages Jan 19th 1873- Aug 29 1880. Actually more than this for 1860. Pages mixed up
Mountmellick. Baptisms Feb 28 1864 – Feb 4 1879. Not the same entries as last register

Mountrath
Baptisms:
Oct 12th, 1823 – April 21st, 1867
May 13th, 1867 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages:
Oct 12th, 1823 – April 21st, 1867
May 13th, 1867 – Dec 26th 1880

NLI Pos. 4201
LDS BFA 926122

Portarlington – Laois & Offaly
Baptisms :
Jan 1st, 1820 – Nov 22nd, 1846 (indexed)
Nov 25th, 1846 – Feb 27th, 1876 (indexed)
March 5th, 1876 – Dec 26th, 1880 (indexed)
Marriages :
Nov 24th, 1822 – July 16th, 1845
July 21st, 1845 – June 21st, 1876
Jan 14th, 1876 – Nov 27th, 1880

NLI Pos 4205
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

First set of baptisms there are marriages mixed up with the baptisms

Portlaoise (Maryborough)
Baptism’s:
May 14th, 1826 – Feb 4th 1838
Feb 4th, 1838 – Nov 16th, 1851
1845-1873 (Alphabetical Transcript)
April 28th, 1873 – Dec 27th, 1880
Marriages:
April 27th, 1826 – Jan 30th 1838
Feb 14th 1838 – Jan 8th, 1855
1850-1940 (Alphabetical Transcript)
Jan 10th 1858 – Nov 25th 1880

NLI Pos. 4201
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Raheen (Killeigh, Ballinagar)
Baptisms:
April 5th, 1819 – Dec 19th, 1880
Jan 1st, 1843 – Aug 27th, 1875
Feb 4th, 1844 – Sept 10th, 1875
Marriages:
Jan 20th, 1820 – Sept 30th, 1880
Nov 30th, 1866 – ay 30th, 1868
Aug 15th, 1844 – Feb 13th, 1855
July 4th, 1860 – May 24th, 1866
Jan 20th, 1870 – Jan 10th, 1875

NLI Pos. 4202 & 4205
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Rosenallis
Baptisms:
Oct 21st, 1765 – Jan 19th 1777
Feb 1st, 1782 – Aug 13th, 1782
Aug 3rd, 1823 – Dec 27th, 1879
Marriages
Oct 12th, 1765 – June 10th, 1777
Feb 7th, 1782 – June 10th, 1782
July 1823 – July 24th 1859
Jan 18th, 1865 – Oct 26th, 1880
Burials:
Oct 14th, 1824 – Sept 21st, 1827

NLI Pos. 4205

Stradbally
Baptisms:
Jan 2nd, 1820 – May 18th, 1855
Jan 26th 1851 – Dec 26th 1880
Mariages:
Jan 20th 1820 – June 24th, 1849
Feb 24th 1851 – Nov 4th, 1880

NLI Pos. 4202
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Diocese Of Killaloe:
Roscrea & Kyle
(Laois (Queen’s Co.,) & Tipperary)
Baptisms: Jan 1st 1810-June 13th 1822,
Jan 1st. Thos. Thos DAY & Ann HOOLY. Thos Quinilan & Mary ?Maher.
Ellen. Dl BRADY & Ellen DOWLAN. Thos Leonard & Ann Moor. Stephen, Edward Corcoran & Maria QUin (multiple sponsors?)
Jan 2nd. Sarah. ???? MALONEY & Celia DOOLEY. Martin Malone & Catherine Malone.
Jan 4th. Jno. Simon CELLARS & Mary DELANY. PAtt Cusack & Catherine Meagher.
Jan 7th. Sarah. PAtk BRADY & Cathy RYAN. Patt Rafter & Mary ?Cunningham.
Jan 7th. ?Michael. William CORRIGAN & Sarah O’BRIEN. ???? ?Carthy & Mary O’Brien
Jan 10th. Bridget. John MEAGHER & Judith WHELAN. John Delaney & Cath Ryan
Jan 11th. Richd. Silvester WALSH & Mary WALSH. Thomas ??? & Mary Ryan
Jan 16th. Patk. Timothy PARKINSON & Margt BROPHEY. Danl Curtiss & Mary Brophy.
Jan 16th. Eliza. Patk HOULIHAN & Judith KENNEDY. John Houlihan & Nano Kennedy

Feb 10th. Judith. Jno WHELAN & Margaret DOHERTY. Thos ??Dindy & Anne Dooly.

Baptisms: June 17th 1822- July 31st 1832
Marriages: Feb 10th 1810- Aug 4th 1822
Marriages: April 30th 1823- Aug 4th 1832

National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2479
LDS ref: BFA 0979696, Item 1

Baptisms: Aug 5th 1832- Dec 26th 1863
Baptisms: Jan 1st 1864- Dec 24th 1880

National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2480
LDS ref: BFA 0979696, Item 1

Marriages: Aug 14th 1832-Nov 27th 1842
Marriages: Jan 20th 1842- Nov 13th 1880

National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2480

OSSORY DIOCESE
Aghaboe

Baptisms
179 – 1825 (with some large gaps)
June 18th 1826 – Dec 19th, 1850
Jan 28th, 1849 – Dec 12th, 1880
Marriages
July 4th, 1794 – Feb 1807
Nov 1st, 1816 – Aug 10th, 1824
Aug 2nd 1825 – Aug 4th 1846
June 25th 1850 – May 20th, 1880

NLI Pos. 5012
LDS BFA 0979700

Ballyragget (Kilkenny & Laois (Queen’s Co.,)
Baptisms:
Aug 31st, 1856 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages:
April 10th, 1856 – Nov 18th, 1880

NLI Pos. 5017
LDS BFA 0979702 item 4

Ballyragget or Donoughmore was listed as a post-town and civil parish in Kilkenny by Lewis 1837. While Ballyragget is not listed as a civil parish in the Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, the parish of Donaghmore is.
According to Lewis ‘in the R.C. divisions Ballyragget is the head of a union that comprises the parishes of Ballyragget, Ballyouskill, Rosconnel and Attqanagh, with parts of those of Durrow, Abbeyleix, Freshford, Burnchurch and Kilmocar. It (the R. C. parish of Ballyragget) contains two chapels, one at Ballyragget and one at Attannagh.

Some extracts from Baptismal register and comments on state of film.
Only 1 entry for Aug 31st, 1856
John, Parents: Martin Builin & ???Dooley. SS. James Hayden & Catherine Dooley. Residence: Ballya?g??

Sept 1st. William, son of William ?Porter & Margaret ??esy. SS Michael Bergen & Mary Delany. Residence: Castletown??
Sept 3rd. John, son of John Phelan & Margaret Bergen. SS. Michael Bowe & Anniie Bergen. Ballyagen
Sept 4th
Anie, dau of John Maher & Margaret Kelly. SS. Michael Mulally & Margaret Lawler. Ballyg?
Sept 4th. William – twin to above
Nov 25th, 1856
Catherine, dau of William Stapleton & Catherine Delany. James Phelan & Catherine Read, Ballyragget
1858 quite difficult to read

13th Nov 1858
Cath, dau of John MAhar& MArgt Kelly. SS. John Bowe & Ellen Fetherstone, Ballyragget

Feb 26th.
Ann, Michael Holland & Anne Murrey. Thoimas McGrath and Ann Holland.
Feb 19th, John, Wm. Philan & Mary Maher. SS. Michael Kavanagh & Bridget Bergin
Aug 7th 1859
James, Michael Butler & Ellan (sic|)Maher. SS. Thomas Lodge, Julia Coogan. Ballyragget
April 24th.
James. John Lannon, Judy Stapleton. James Keegan & ?Mary Kelly. Ballyragget

April 28th, Alice. Pat Moran & Anty Mulhall. James Egan & Bess Moran.Ballyragget
Jan 10th? 1865
Edward, John Golden & Judith Houlihan, John Doran & Mary Kelly. Ballynakill

Jan23rd. John, John Kinsella & Ellen Delahunty. William Cahill & Margaret Conroy. Knock?are

Jan 25. Patrick. James Ryan & Mary ?Brooton. Thomas Coogan & Bridget Phelan. Green

Feb 23rd. Patrick. Edward Hayden & Mrgaret Barron. Michael Gorman & Mary Gorman. Castlemarket

Placenames mentioned: Byrnes Grove, Raheenduff, Castlewoods, Garnagully, Ballinafun?shion, Castlemarket, ?Russels Run, Ballyuskil, Bogfield

Mon Nov 12th, 1865
Martin, Patrick Marshall & Bridget Cullen. Daniel Marshall & Statia Marshall Ballyragget.

1867 part of a page is blotched, impossible to read

Borris in Ossory
Baptisms:
May 4th, 1840 – March 12th 1878
Nov 17th, 1855 – Nov 25th, 1879
Marriages
July 20th 1840 – Sept 23rd 1880
Nov 17th, 1855 – Nov 25th 1879

NLI Pos. 5014
LDS BFA 0926188

Camross
Baptisms:
May 12th, 1816 _ Sept 1st, 1829
March 12th, 1821 – Dec 27th, 1829
May 1818 – Oct 6th, 1820
July 12th, 1823 – March 18th, 1830
Oct 14th, 1838 – Sept 11th, 1865
(many pages missing 1838-1850)
Oct 8th, 1865 – Dec 26th 1880
Marriages:
Jan 21st, 1820 – March 1830
Aug 18th, 1839 – Feb 8th, 1842
Aug 30th, 1846 – 1851
Aug 9th, 1855 – Sept 17th, 1865
Oct 26th, 1865 – Nov 25th, 1880

NLI Pos. 5014
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Castletown (Offerlane)
Baptisms:
May 8th, 1782 – Sept 8th, 1816
May 4th, 1831 – May 27th, 1880
Marriages:
Sept 21st, 1874 – May 9th, 1816
Feb 9th, 1831 – Feb 11th, 1855
Sept 17th 1857 – May 4th, 1880

NLI Pos. 5018
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Durrow: Pos. 5013 (No mention made of Seitkyran as being a Laois parish in Grenham)
Grenham however, has this listed under Offaly. The names which appear are similar to those found in Laois films, it’s on a film which mostly has Durrow and Rathdowney.
The overall condition of the film is not too bad. Some placenames are legible.

First Parish on film:
St. Kyran (Seitkieran)
Baptisms: April 11th, 1830 – May 3rd 1857
Marriages: July 4th 1830-June 14th 1857.
Note: Baptisms 1830 – Writing not great but legible.

Second part of film:
Baptisms: June 19th 1857 – December 17th 1880
Marriages: July 9th 1857 – November 27th 1880
Note on film:
“This register is now used as a register of first communions and confirmations – these entries will be found after the Baptisms and marriages respectively. It also contains accounts of other events of Parochail importance”

The script in this section is nice and clear, childs name, sponsors , parents residence – Baptisms.
Marriages: – Nice script, faded though. Bride and Groom, sponsors and residencee in some instances. All in English.

Durrow Parish:
Baptisms:
Jan 1st 1789 – March 30th 1792
Jan 2nd 1801 – Feb 28th 1805
(Also a modest transcript of those two sections)
June 9th 1811 – Jan 27th 1820.
Marriages:
July 29th 1811 – March 27th 1820
First page in terrible condition, ink faded, blotched, legible only in spots.
Jan 6th and 9th 1789 were partly legible – the rest of that year was almost faded completely. Other baptisms for that period were filled in from the transcript which was very clear and legible – written c. 1911
Note – very easy to confuse the letters P for B in this register. In places there are names which should be spelled with a B but which I was writing down initially with the P until I realised this and that it was the way the B was written at that time or by the person who kept the record. Flowery.

July 6th to 27th 1790, very difficult to read. I couldn’t manage it properly.

Durrow & Aughmacart:
Baptisms:
May 19th 1822 – Feb 18th 1827
Marriages
May 23rd 1822 – Sept 18th 1827
No note in Grenham of Aughmacart which is listed as an R.C. parish in Lewis, in Durrow district, but with a church in Cullohill.
Pages are nicely laid out, relatively quick to read through – 10-15 mins as opposed to 25 for other parish records. There are approximately 49 pages of records.

On the Baptismal records the mothers married name is given and not her maiden in many in the first few records at least

Durrow Parish:
Baptisms: May 26th 1832 – Feb 1st 1857
Marriages: July 17th 1832 – May 28th 1860.
approximately 264 pages.

Baptisms:
March 1857 – 1880
Approximately 105 pages.

Durrow
Marriages:
June 9th 1861 – ?Nov 18th 1880.
First page lists groom name & surname where from, bride names and surname where from and witnesses – check!!

NLI Pos. 5013
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

Galmoy (Kilkenny & Laois)
Baptisms:
Sept 10th, 1805 – May 2nd, 1807
June 6th, 1861 – Dec 15th, 1880
Marriages:
Sept 16th, 1861 – Jan 29th, 1880

NLI Pos. Pos 5017 & pos. 6955
LDS BFA 0979701 item 4-5

Lisdowney (Aharney/Lisdowney) (Laois & Kilkenny)
Baptisms:
May 26th, 1817 – Oct 2nd, 1853
April 15th, 1854 – Aug 20th, 1877
Oct 30th, 1853 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages:
Sept 12th, 1771 – April 28th, 1778
Nov 26th, 1828 – Aug 13th, 1853
Nov 17th, 1853 – Oct 27th, 1880

NLI Pos. Pos 5017
LDS BFA 0979701 items 1-3 and 0926199 items 1-3

Rathdowney
Baptisms : July 13th, 1763 – Nov 28th, 1781
Sept 14th, 1782 – July 20th, 1789
May 6th, 1790 – Nov 20th, 1791
April 14th – Sept 1st, 1810
June 2nd, 1839 – Jan 29th, 1840
April 26th, 1840 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages : May 18th, 1769 – Nov 7th, 1781
Sept 7th, 1782 – July 15th, 1789
Sept 15th, 1789 – Nov 22nd, 1791
Jan 14th – May 3rd, 1808
Oct 6th, 1839 – March 3rd, 1840
May 27th, 1840 – Nov 9th, 1880

NLI Pos. 5013 & pos. 5014
According to my notes the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film

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