Cork 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.

  • Cork has 24 Baronies
  • Cork has 138 Civil Parishes
  • Cork has 390 Electoral Divisions
  • Cork has 5416 Townlands
  • Cork has 233 sub townlands
The beautiful Coastline off West Cork

Cork meaning marsh is located in the South-West Region, in the province of Munster. It has a population of 125,622 and it is the largest County in Ireland with the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland.

West Cork was one of the most devastated counties in Ireland at the time of the Great Famine such place as Skibbereen , Clonakility (Home of Michael Collins) and Rosscarbey which had endured an enormous fluctuation , and emigration in the population at that time 1845-50. (see About Emmigration and the Famine)

The Irish Celtic Tribes By Ptolemy 1st Century

  • County Cork- The Usdiai and The Iwernoi

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Leary,McCarthy, O’Driscoll,O’Mahoney,O’Sullivan,O’Donovan
•          Norman- De Courcey, Barry, Coppinger, Fitzgerald,Long
•          Scottish -McSweeney
•          Viking – Coppinger ,Cotter

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

·      Wild Atlantic way
·      Fota Wild Park
·      Blarney Castle & Gardens
·      Cork City Gaol
·      Mizen Head Penninsula and Visitor’s Center
·      Cobh Heritage Center ( Last stop of the Titanic)
·      Skibbereen Famine Heritage Center
·      Kinsale and Charles Fort
·      Beal Na Bláth assassination point of Michael Collins
·      Choctaw Native American Monument (The Choctaw presented Ireland with Famine relief at the height of the great Famine 1847)