Tyrone Genealogy Tours

Tyrone Genealogy Tours
The Townlands of County Tyrone with the beautiful Sperrin Mountains

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.

  • Tyrone has 8 baronies
  • Tyrone has 46 Civil Parishes
  • Tyrone has 0 Electoral Divisions
  • Tyrone has 2144 Townlands
  • Tyrone has 924 Sub Townlands

County Tyrone from Irish Tír Eoghain, meaning “land of Eoghan” is one of the six historic counties of Northern Ireland. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, and lies within the historic province of Ulster

Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, has a population of about 177,986. The name derives from the conquests made by the Cenél nEógain from the provinces of Airgíalla and Ulaid.

Tyrone was the traditional stronghold of the various O’Neill clans and families, the strongest of the Gaelic Irish families in Ulster, surviving into the seventeenth century. The ancient principality of Tír Eoghain, the inheritance of the O’Neills, included the whole of the present counties of Tyrone and County Derry.

In 1608 during O’Doherty’s Rebellion areas of the country were plundered and burnt by the forces of Sir Cahir O’Doherty following his destruction of Derry. This was a particularly bad period for Ulster once the plantations of 1607-1609 began.

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Neill, O’Donnelly, O’Hagan
•          Norman- None
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      Ulster American Folk Park (Omagh)
·      Argory (Dungannon)
·      Gortin Glen Forest Park (Omagh)
·      Drum Manor Forest Park (Cookstown)
·      Dungannon Park (Dungannon)
·      Beaghmore Stone Circles (Cookstown)
·      Davagh Forest Trails (Cookstown)
·      Parkanaur Forest Park (Dungannon)
·      Ardboe Cross (Ardboe)