Antrim Genealogy Tours

Antrim

The Beautiful Antrim Coast & Dunluce Castle

Finding the Correct Church

Having found the Townland we must now find not just the Civil Parish identified on your records but the correct Church. On your records you may see a Civil Parish this most likely is not the Church your Family used for Marriage/Baptisms and weekly use.

An Example

As an example take County Meath there are 146 Civil Parishes in County Meath. Your Families Church may be Culmullin it is bordered by 7 different Parishes but it is also in the Parish of Dunshaughlin. Your records may say Parish of Dunshaughlin but your Ancestors Parish and church they used for important events is actually 10 Miles away at Cullmullin. To Compound the issue there are 5 Baronies in Meath with the word Rath and 47 Townlands with the word Rath included. 

Finding the correct Graveyard

Finding the correct Graveyard for your family for the Townland. Again an example a Parish like Dunshaughlin may have 10 Graveyards in Fact the Parish of Cullmullin above which is in the Civil Parish off Dunshaughlin has 3 Graveyards alone one for 1700 one for 1800s and a Modern graveyard.

Again this is our responsibility to find the Correct Graveyard for your Church and your families Townland.

Finding Relatives and Neighbours of your Family

At My Ireland Heritage our Data Base allows us to find the exact Location of your Families house in the 1800s. Once we travel her on your Behalf we will know very quickly if the family are still in the vicinity. In fact even if they are not we have the knowledge to know if the neighbours who may be there for 200 years are also still in the Vicinity.

  • Antrim has 14 Baronies
  • Antrim has 93 Civil Parishes
  • Antrim has 0 Electoral Divisions
  • Antrim has 1714 Townlands
  • Antrim has 20 sub townlands

County Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, has a population of about 618,000. It is one of six traditional counties of Northern Ireland and is within the historic province of Ulster. After the War of Independence Antrim was part of the partisan of Ireland and remains with five other Counties under British Rule.

The Glens of Antrim offers isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant’s Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bushmills is famous for its whiskey. The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down. (See our Antrim Coastal Tour)

The Irish Celtic Tribes By Ptolemy 1st Century
500BC-500AD

  • County Antrim- The Rhobogdioi

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish –O’Haras, O’ Cahan ( kane)
•          Norman – De Courcey
•          Scottish -Mac Donnell , Bissett , MacQuillan, MacAlister
•          Viking – None

County Antrim-Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Belfast Museum and Archives off Genealogy records
·      Giants Causeway
·      Game Of Thrones
·      Carrick- A- Rede- Rope bridge
·      Carrickfergus Castle
·      Dunluce Castle
·      Bushmills Distillery
·      The Titanic Exhibition
·      The Irish Linen Centre
·      Mount Sandal Neolithic Site