Monthly Archives: March 2015

RC Parish Database Updates

A number of Civil Parishes listed on the townland Index were not matched to Catholic Parishes during the initial cross-linking process [1], usually as a result of no reference being made to these being associated in Lewis. In some cases … Continue reading

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Map of Queenstown (Cobh) and Cork Harbour – 1906

(from Black’s Guide to Ireland 1906 – click on the image for a larger version)

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Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies

There are a number of complications to finding exactly where a particular place of interest is located, even when the name is known. The first is often the spelling which can vary greatly depending on the timeframe and source, and … Continue reading

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Search for Catholic Parishes and Chapels

Four options are available on this system to search for Catholic Parishes and Chapels as they were in the years just before the Great Famine. The details were compiled using Lewis Topographical Directory of 1837, and the Catholic Directory of … Continue reading

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