Tipperary 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.
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.
- Tipperary has 12 Baronies
- Tipperary has 195 Civil Parishes
- Tipperary has 177 Electoral Divisions
- Tipperary has 3141 Townlands
- Tipperary has 199 Sub townlands
County Tipperary, between 1898 and 2014 County Tipperary was divided into two counties, North Tipperary and South Tipperary, which were unified under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, which came into effect following the 2014 local elections on 3 June 2014. It is located in the province of Munster. The county was established in the early thirteenth century, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland. The population of the entire county was 160,441 at the 2016 census.
The town is a medieval foundation and became a population centre in the early 13th century. The Rock of Cashel was the Seat of the High Kings of Munster including Brian Boru victorious at the Battle of Clontarf against the Vikings 1014 ad.
Tipperary is the sixth largest of the 32 counties and the region is part of the central plain of Ireland, but the diverse terrain contains several mountain ranges: the Knockmealdown, the Galtee, the Arra Hills and the Silvermine Mountains. Most of the county is drained by the River Suir; the north-western part by tributaries of the River Shannon; the eastern part by the River Nore; the south-western corner by the Munster Blackwater. No part of the county touches the coast.
Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD
• Irish – Ryan, O’Meara, O Grady
• Norman- Burke
• Scottish -None
• Viking – None
County Tipperary – Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour
· Ireland Ancient East
· Hore Abbey (Cashel)
· Cahir Castle
· Rock of Cashel (Cashel)
· St. Patrick’s Well (Clonmel)
· Mitchelstown Cave (Cahir)
· Glen of Aherlow (Tipperary)
· Brian Boru Cultural Centre (Cashel)
· Holy Cross Abbey (Tipperary)
· Leap castle
· Nenagh Castle (Nenagh)
· Portumna Famine Workhouse Centre