Cavan 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.

  • Cavan has 8 Baronies
  • Cavan has 36 Civil Parishes
  • Cavan has 93 Electoral Divisions
  • Cavan has 1980 Townlands
  • Cavan has 62 sub townlands
Cavan

Cloughoughter Castle

County Cavan is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne). Cavan County has a population of 76,092 according to the 2016 census.

The castle of Cloughoughter is located in the historic Kingdom of Breifne. Prior to the construction of the castle, the area may have been a crannog. In the latter part of the 12th century, it was under the control of the O’Rourkes, but it seems to have come into the hands of the Anglo-Norman William Gorm de Lacy. While the exact date construction began is unknown, it is estimated to have started in the first quarter of the 13th century. The County borders Counties Monaghan and Meath. (see our Historical County Meath Tour)

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Reilly, Brady
•          Norman-None
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      Irelands Ancient East
·      Cavan County Museum and Genealogy records
·      Dun A Ri forest Park
·      Cavan Burren Park
·      Cavan Lake district
·      Farnham estate
·      Deer Park Forest
·      Cloughoughter Castle
·      Killeshandra Looped Tour
·      Killykeen Forset park