Clare 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.

  • Clare has 11 Baronies
  • Clare has 81 Civil Parishes
  • Clare has 154 Electoral Divisions
  • Clare has 2253 Townlands
  • Clare has 16 sub townlands
Clare

The Iconic Cliffs of Moher

County Clare, in the Mid-West Region and the province of Munster. Clare is north-west of the River Shannon covering a total area of 3,400 square kilometres Clare was founded by the noble Luke Fitzgerald. Clare is the 7th largest of Ireland’s 32 traditional counties in area and the 19th largest in terms of population.

The Cliffs of Moher are located at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare, They rise 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and reach their maximum height of 702 ft just north of O’Brien’s Tower. Formally a river Bed they are 280 million years old. (see our The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Tour)

Along with Newgrange in County Meath this iconic viewing is one of the top 3 things to see in Ireland. (see our Historical County Meath Tour)

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

  • County Clare- The Ganganoi

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Loughlin,McMahon,O’Dea,O’Connor, Fitzpatrick
•          Norman-None
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

County Clare – Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Wild Atlantic Way
·      Clare Museum and Genealogy records
·      The Cliffs of Moher
·      The Burren geological park
·      Lemanagh Castle
·      Bunratty Castle
·      Alwee  and Doolin Caves
·      Poulnabrone Dolmen
·      Quinn Abbey
·      Knappogue Castle
·      Ennis Friary