County Galway Genealogy

County Galway Genealogy

Galway Ancestry COUNTY GALWAY FAMILY HISTORY, COUNTY GALWAY

Irish name: Gaillimh

County Galway is one of the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland and one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht. It was named after the city of Galway (Irish: Gaillimh). There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas (gaeltachts) in the west of the county. The population of the county is 231,670 according to the 2006 census.[1]The first inhabitants in the Galway area arrived over 7000 years ago. Shell middens tell us about the existence of people as early as 5000 BC.

The county originally comprised several kingdoms and territories which predate the formation of the county c. 1569.

A number of inhabited islands are administered by the county; they include Oileáin Árann (Aran Islands) and Inis Bó Fine (Inishbofin).

Some towns and villages of county Galway where we have researched Galway Ancestors are;

1. Galway City 2. Ballinasloe. 3. Dunmore 4. Salthill 5. Athenry 6. Williamstown. 7. Cashel 8. Gort 9. Portuma 10. Kylemore

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Civil Parishes of County Galway

If you are researching Galway ancestors, there are 120 civil parishes in County Galway and the church registries can be researched in either the Public Records of Northern Ireland in Belfast or the National Library in Dublin.. They are as follows;

1 Abbeygormacan 3 Addergoole 4 Ahascragh 5 Annaghdown 6 Ardrahan 7 Athenry 8 Athleague 9 Aughrim 10 Ballinchalla 11 Ballindoon 12 Ballinrobe 13 Ballymacward 14 Ballynacourty 16 Ballynakill (Ballymoe) 17 Ballynakill (Ballynahinch) 18 Ballynakill (Killian) 15 Ballynakill (Leitrim) 19 Beagh 20 Belclare 21 Boyounagh 22 Bullaun 23 Cargin 24 Claregalway 25 Clonbern 26 Clonfert 27 Clonkeen 28 Clonrush 29 Clontuskert 30 Cong 31 Cummer 32 Donaghpatrick 33 Donanaghta 34 Drumacoo 35 Drumatemple 36 Dunamon 37 Duniry 38 Dunmore 39 Fahy 40 Fohanagh 41 Grange 42 Inishcaltra 44 Inisheer 43 Inishman 45 Inishmore 46 Isertkelly 47 Kilbarron 48 Kilbeacanty 49 Kilbegnet 50 Kilbennan 51 Kilchreest 52 Kilcloony 53 Kilcolgan 54 Kilconickny 55 Kilconierin 56 Kilconla 57 Kilconnell 58 Kilcooly 59 Kilcoona 60 Kilcroan 61 Kilcummin 62 Kilgerrill 63 Kilkerrin 64 Kilkilvery 65 Killaan 66 Killallaghtan 67 Killannin 68 Killeany 69 Killeely 70 Killeenadeema 71 Killeenavarra 72 Killeeneen 73 Killererin 74 Killeroran 75 Killian 76 Killimorbologue 77 Killimordaly 78 Killinan 79 Killinny 80 Killogilleen 81 Killora 82 Killoran 83 Killoscobe 84 Killosolan 85 Killower 86 Killursa 87 Kilmacduagh 88 Kilmalinoge 89 Kilmeen 90 Kilmoylan 91 Kilquain 92 Kilreekill 93 Kiltartan 94 Kilteskill 95 Kilthomas 96 Kiltormer 97 Kiltullagh 98 Kinvarradoorus 99 Lackagh 100 Leitrim 101 Lickerrig 102 Lickmolassy 103 Liskeevy 104 Loughrea 105 Meelick 106 Monivea 107 Moycullen 108 Moylough 109 Moyrus 110 Omey 111 Oranmore 112 Rahoon 113 Ross 114 St. Nicholas 115 Stradbally 116 Taghboy 117 Templetogher 118 Tiranascragh 119 Tuam 120 Tynagh

Genealogy Sources for each Irish County

Antrim Armagh Carlow Cavan
Clare Cork Derry (Londonderry) Donegal
Down Dublin Fermanagh Galway
Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Laois
Leitrim Limerick Longford Louth
Mayo Meath Monaghan Offaly
Roscommon Sligo Tipperary Tyrone
Waterford Westmeath Wexford Wicklow

Major Sources of Irish Ancestry

Church Records Land Records Directories
Registry of Deeds Wills Emigration Records
Newspapers

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