Friday, 29 April, 2016
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In 2009, O’Dwyer’s Annals of Beara was published. Large numbers of emigrants left the Beara Peninsula, especially during the Famine period, for the United States and elsewhere, and as a result many American researchers are very interested in O’Dwyer’s work.

Pullen Strand

This three-volume work provided researchers and Beara descendants with access to genealogical information, mostly around the Catholic parishes of Adrigole, Allihies, Castletownbere, Eyeries, and Glengarriff. A database of Volume 1 has now been compiled also containing some images from Volumes 2 and 3. You can access the database HERE

The information provided includes names of family members: husband, wife, children and sometimes spouses of children. The records in Volume 1 date from 1776 to 1992, with the majority referring to the period 1822 to 1956. Volume 1 covers the parishes of Adrigole and Allihies, volume 2 contains Bere Island and Eyeries, and volume 3 includes Castletownbere and Glengarriff, and also includes a history of the O’Sullivan clan. 

An entry from the Annals of Beara database

You can sign up for a free guest account that allows you to search the content but you will have to choose to pay a membership fee to fully view the results. The database is hosted by