Armagh Genealogy Tours

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.

  • Armagh has 6 Baronies
  • Armagh has 43 Civil Parishes
  • Armagh has 0 Electoral Divisions
  • Armagh has 955 Townlands
  • Armagh has 182 sub townlands

Armagh

St Patrick’s Cathedral the imposing twin spires of the Catholic Cathedral overlook the City on an elevated site. It was on this hill on the 17th March 1840 that the foundation stone for Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral was laid by Archbishop Crolly. It was over 60 years before the Cathedral was completed, with consecration on 24th July 1904.

County Armagh is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland and one of the 32 traditional counties of Ireland, situated in the northeast of the island and has a population of approximately 174,792. It is within the historic province of Ulster.

The name “Armagh” derives from the Irish word Ard meaning “height” and Macha, together meaning place (or high place). Macha is mentioned in The Book of the Taking of Ireland. Emain Macha (now Navan Fort) once served as the capital of the Ulaid kings who gave their names to the Kings of Ulster.

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Neills , MacMahons , O Donnelly , O ‘Hagans
•          Norman – None
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      Armagh Public Library and Genealogy records
·      St Patricks Cathedral (Roman Catholic)
·      Navan Centre and Fort (Historic Site)
·      Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium
·      Gosford Forest Park
·      Armagh County Museum
·      Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum
·      Armagh Gaol
·      St Patricks Cathedral (Church of Ireland)
·      Armagh Franciscan Friary
·      Hill site of Emain Macha