Mayo Genealogy Tours

Mayo Genealogy Tours
The stunning Ashford Castle County Mayo used in the making of John Fords classic “The Quiet Man”

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.

  • Mayo has 7 Baronies
  • Mayo has 73 Civil parishes
  • Mayo has 154 Electoral Divisions
  • Mayo has 3425 Townlands
  • Mayo has 71 sub Townlands

County Mayo (“Plain of the yew trees”) is a county in the western side of Ireland. It is part of the province of Connacht and is named after the village of Mayo, now generally known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 130,638 at the 2011 census.The boundaries of the county, which was formed in 1585, reflect the Mac William Íochtar lordship at that time.

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

  • County Mayo-The Magnatai

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’malley,O’Hara ,O’Dowd
•          Norman- Burke,Fitzstephen
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

•          The Great Western Greenway (Westport)
•          Atlantic Drive on Achill Island (Westport)
•          Keem Bay (Achill Island)
•          Croagh Patrick
•          Michael Davitt Museum (Foxford)
•          The Ceide Fields
•          The Wild Atlantic way
•          National Museum of Ireland – Country Life (Castlebar)
•         Ashford Castle Cong
•         National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock (Knock)
•         Royal Abbey of Cong (Cong)