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How to link in with your ancestral County / Parish Community and Message Board depending on what you know...



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1: My ancestor was from County Cavan (that's all I know)

  • Ask our local volunteers on the CAVAN MESSAGE BOARD to discover more.

  • You can later EDIT your Ancestor Chronicle to LINK them to their Parish of origin as you learn more.

2: My ancestor was from Cavan Town (not sure where exactly)

3: Which Parish? For a TOWN / VILLAGE in Co. Cavan (click link)

  • Cavan (civil parish of Urney) aka An Cabhán

  • Belturbet (civil parishes of Annagh and Drumlane) aka Bealturbet aka Béal Tairbirt

  • Arvagh (civil parish of Killashandra) aka Arvagh beg aka Airbheach aka Ármhach

  • Bailieborough aka Kilkannagh aka Killechally aka Killkelly aka Coill an Chollaigh

  • Ballyconnell (civil parish of Tomregan) aka Bellaconnell aka Beallaconnell aka Ballaconally aka Béal Átha Conaill

  • Ballyhaise (civil parish of Castleterra) aka Beal atha Hayes aka Ballyhays aka Ballyhaies aka Ballyhayes aka Béal Átha hÉis

  • Ballyjamesduff (civil parishes of Castlerahan and Denn) aka Bally James Doogh aka Black James Town aka Baile Shéamais Dhuibh

  • Cootehill (civil parish of Drumgoon) aka Coote Hill aka Munilly aka Monelly, aka Muinchille

  • Killashandra aka Killesandra aka Killshandragh aka Killishandra aka Cill na Seanrátha

  • Kingscourt (civil parish of Enniskeen) aka Dún an Rí

  • Stradone (civil parish of Larah) aka Shraghadoone aka Shrahadone aka aka Sraith an Domhain

  • Virginia (civil parish of Lurgan) aka Aghanure aka Virginiatowne aka Virginia & Clanmore aka Achadh an Iúir

  • Ballinagh (civil parish of Kilmore) aka Ballynaght aka Ballinanaght aka Billinaugh aka Belanenagh aka Bellananagh aka Béal Átha na nEach

  • Shercock aka Syrecock aka Sharcock aka Charcock aka Shercocke aka Searcóg

  • Crossdoney (civil parish of Kilmore) aka Crossdony aka Crosdoney aka Cros Domhnaigh

  • Mount Nugent (civil parish of Kilbride) aka Mountnugent aka Dunnullahann aka Droichead Uí Dhálaigh

  • Scrabby aka An Screabach

  • Mullagh aka Mulla aka Mullogh aka An Mullach

  • Butler's Bridge (civil parish of Castleterra) aka Butlersbridge aka Droichead an Bhuitléaraigh

  • Swanlinbar (civil parish of Kinawle) aka Swanlibar aka Swadlinbar aka An Muileann Iarainn

4: Which Parish? For any Cavan placename. 

  • FASTEST: Google "civil parish" along with your placename. (No result? The spelling has changed)

  • MORE OPTIONS: Search the Placenames Database of Ireland


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