Waterford Genealogy Tours

Waterford Genealogy
Waterford City and Port

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.

  • Waterford has 7 baronies
  • Waterford has 72 Civil Parishes
  • Waterford has 130 Electoral Divisions
  • Waterford has 1629 Townlands
  • Waterford has 23 Sub Townlands

County Waterford’s name is a derivation from the Old Norse Vedrafjörður being formerly a Viking port. It is part of the South-East Region and is also located in the province of Munster. There is an Irish-speaking area, Gaeltacht na nDéise in the south-west of the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, is 113,795 according to the 2011 census.

County Waterford has two mountain ranges, the Knockmealdown Mountains and the Comeragh Mountains. The highest point in the county is Knockmealdown, at 794m. It also has many rivers, including Ireland’s third longest river, the River Suir (184 km); and Ireland’s fourth longest river, the Munster Blackwater (168 km). These two rivers and the River Nore are commonly called the sister rivers.

The Irish Celtic Tribes By Ptolemy 1st Century

  • County Waterford – The Brigantes

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – McGrath
•          Norman- Power, Redmond, Rochford
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

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

·      Waterford Crystal
·      Irelands Ancient East
·      Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
·      Bishop’s Palace
·      Reginald’s Tower
·      The Viking Triangle
·      Comeragh Mountain Drive
·       Certificate of Excellence
·      Christ Church Cathedral
·      Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
·      St. Saviour’s Dominican Priory