Sligo Genealogy Tours

Sligo Genealogy
Sligo and Maebh’s Cairn at Knocknarea

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.

  • Sligo has 5 Baronies
  • Sligo has 41 Civil parishes
  • Sligo has 81 Electoral Divisions
  • Sligo has 1287 Townlands
  • Sligo has 22 sub townlands

Sligo is the derivation of the word Sligeach, meaning shells is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2014, it is the second largest urban centre in the West of Ireland.

Sligo is also a popular tourist destination, being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with many literary and cultural associations.

It is rich in marine resources which were utilised as far back as the Mesolithic period and made iot an attractive place to live from the Mesolithic period. In fact it has an abundance of Monuments from the Neolithic period including Carrow Mor and Carrow Keel.

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

  • County Sligo – The Erdinoi and The Wennikni

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Connor,O’Harte,O,Clery, O Dowd
•          Norman- Burke
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      The Wild Atlantic way
·      Benbulben
·      Knocknarea cairns
·      Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
·      Sligo Abbey
·      Lissadell House
·      Carrowkeel Neolitic Cairns
·      Sligo Abbey
·      The Lough Gill Drive and the lake Isle of Inish free
·      Rosses Point
·      WB Yates Graveside