Kerry Genealogy Tours

Kerry Genealogy Tours

A view of The McGillycuddy Reeks and the Lower Lake of Killarney from Aghadoe

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 neighbors who may be there for 200 years are also still in the Vicinity.

  • Kerry Has 9 Baronies
  • Kerry has 87 Civil Parishes
  • Kerry has 163 Electoral Divisions
  • Kerry has 2714 Townlands
  • Kerry has 22 sub townlands

Killarney, meaning church of sloes is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, part of Killarney National Park, and is home to St Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, the tallest Mountain in Ireland part of the  MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Its natural heritage, history and location on the Ring of Kerry make Killarney a popular tourist destination since Queen Victoria came here in 1861. (see our One Day Tours, Ring of Kerry Tours)

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

  • County Kerry –The Wellaborai

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Connor, O’Flaherty
•          Norman- Burke, Birmingham, Blake
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      Wild Atlantic Way
·      Killarney National Park (Lakes of Killarney)
·      Slea Head Drive
·      Dingle Penninsula
·      Skellig Michael
·      Gap of Dunloe
·      Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
·      Muckross Abbey
·      Ladies’ View
·      The Ring of Kerry
·      Torc Waterfall
·      The Bog Village.
·      Carrauntoohil