Kiltullagh-Killimordaly Parish Historical Archive has been established. A considerable amount of historical research has been undertaken by many different parishioners and people close to the parish. This includes family history, social history, religious history, school history and so on. The parish is lucky in that much of the 1821 census survived the Four Courts fire of 1921. Thus records from 1821, 1825, 1855, and some school records from the 1880s exist. In addition, there are the parish church records from 1838, the 1901 and 1911 census records and the civil records from 1864. Thus family history research in the parish can yield good results. Add this to the social history, folklore, etc of the parish and there is a goldmine waiting to be discovered.
The aim of the archive is to gather the information from disparate sources and store it in one place, making is accessible for current and future generations. Currently, the archive does not contain the parish church records from 1838, the 1901 and 1911 census records or the civil records from 1864. It does contain:
· Records from 1821, 1825, 1855, and some school records from the 1880s
· Books written by authors from the parish and surrounding area
· Family history notes
· School histories and photographs
· Family histories for some families from the parish and surrounding area
· A collection of photographs from the parish and surrounding area
The Parish Archive is located in Kiltullagh National School and is available for consultation by appointment only. It is not intended to make the information or photographs available on the internet – a List of Contents will be available.
We would be delighted if you would consider donating a copy of your research to the Parish Archive, family history notes, books, photographs, etc. This may help current or future generations who are researching the same subject matter – be it family history, folklore, social history etc. All donations will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
For further information contact Kieran Jordan on firstname.lastname@example.org