Civil Parishes County Cavan

The Civil Parishes of Co. Cavan

Civil Parishes of Cavan – I wonder, how many know the names of civil parishes in Cavan? 

Cavan County has, or had 36 civil parishes.  She has 34 Roman Catholic Parishes.  She had 8 Poor Law Unions (these later became Civil Registration Districts).  For Co. Cavan the Church of Ireland Representative Body Library in Dublin has 39 sets of parish .

Civil Parishes of Co. Cavan
1.  Annageliff

2.  Annagh

3.  Bailieborough

4.  Ballintemple

5.  Ballymachugh

6.  Castlerahan

7.  Castleterra

8.  Crosserlough

9. Denn

10. Drumgoon

11. Drumlane

12. Drumlumman

13. Drumreilly

14. Drung

15. Enniskeen

16. Kilbride

17. Kildallen

18. Kildrumsherdan

19. Killashandra

20. Killinagh

21. Killinkere

22. Kilmore

23. Kinawley

24. Knockbride

25. Larah

26. Lavey

27. Loughan or Castlekeeran

28. Lurgan

29. Moybolgue

30. Mullagh

31. Munterconnaught

32. Scrabby

33. Shercock

34. Templeport

35. Tomregan

36. 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 consult the list of Roman Catholic parishes of Co. Carlow

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. 

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