FamilySearch adds Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900

New to FamilySearch, Catholic church parish registers for 1,370,572 baptism, marriage, and death entries that took place in Ireland and Northern Ireland from 1740-1900. The collection also contains a few confirmations, dispensations, and funeral records. 

Transcript records may include: name, parents, spouse, father’s occupation, residence, date of birth, date of marriage, burial date, and much more, depending on the record type. There are no linked images.

The original records are at the National Library of Ireland.

It was a diversion to find a few records for the name Marmon. According to the 1911 census for Wales my G-Grandfather John was born in Kilkeel, Co Down ca 1837, and although neither he nor his father Peter are found in this collection, there are Marmon records for “Kilcoo, Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland.”

Kilcoo and Kilkeel are adjacent civil parishes. Did one Catholic church serve both? Some of those Marmon records mention addresses Moyad, and Tutlaree. The first is a Townland in the Civil Parish of Kilcoo, and the Poor Law Uninion of Kilkeel, the second is a mystery. There are also entries for the Marmion varlant.

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