The Church of Ireland Parish Register Collections for Cork


Table of Contents

  1. The Representative Church Body Library, Dublin: Collection of Cork Parish Registers.
  2. The National Archives, Dublin, Collection of Cork Parish Registers (microfilms).
  3. Parish Registers known to be held locally by the church itself.
  4. Parish Registers available online.
  5. Indexes to Parish Registers available online.
  6. Printed Books containing transcriptions and indexes of Cork Parish Registers.
  7. Transcriptions of Parish Registers available online.
  8. Grove White Collection of Extracts and Indexes of Church of Ireland Parish Registers.
  9. The Irish Genealogical Research Society, London: Collection of Cork Parish Register Transcriptions.
  10. Other Protestant Churches
  11. References

1. The Representative Church Body Library, Dublin, Collection of Cork Parish Registers

The original Parish Registers for most of the Church of Ireland parishes are held at The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin. These only represent those parish registers which survived the Four Courts fire in Dublin during the 1922 Civil War because they were still being held locally at the time.

City of Cork:
  • Holy Trinity (Christ Church): Baptisms: 1643-1976. Marriages: 1646 - 1974. Burials: 1644 - 1878.
  • St Anne, Shandon: Baptisms: 1772 - 1997. Marriages: 1772 - 1956. Burials: 1779 - 1960.
  • St Finbarre (Caulfield transcriptions): Baptisms:1753 - 1897. Marriages: 1752 - 2007. Burials: 1755 - 1787.
  • St John: Baptisms: 1891 - 1960. Marriages: 1937 - 1958.
  • St Luke: Marriages: 1837 - 1978.
  • St Mary Shandon (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1671 - 1989. Marriages: 1669 - 1985. Burials: 1684 - 1861.
  • St Nicholas: Baptisms: 1723 - 1993. Marriages: 1723 - 1996. Burials: 1726 - 1949.
  • St Paul: Baptisms: 1879 - 1946. Marriages: 1845 - 1942. Burials: 1881 - 1882.
  • St Peter: Baptisms: 1873 - 1949. Marriages: 1845 - 1948. Burials: 1877 - 1881.
  • St Michael, Blackrock, Cork: Baptisms: 1828 - 1897. Marriages: 1828 - 1981. Burials: 1830 - 1946.
County Cork:
  • Abbeymahon (transcription): Baptisms: 1827 - 1878.
  • Abbeystrewry: Baptisms: 1778 - 2001. Marriages: 1785 - 1956. Burials: 1783 - 2001.
  • Aghabullogue (transcription): Baptisms: 1808 - 1877. Marriages: 1808 - 1843. Burials: 1809 - 1879.
  • Ahern: Marriages: 1846 - 1980.
  • Ardagh: Marriages: 1851 - 1869.
  • Ardnageehy: Marriages: 1851 - 1856. Burials: 1878 - 1997.
  • Athnowen: Baptisms: 1871 - 1972. Marriages: 1853 - 1970. Burials: 1871 - 1979.
  • Ballindee: Baptisms: 1878 - 2006. Marriages: 1845 - 2007. Burials: 1878 - 1982.
  • Ballycotton: Baptisms: 1896 - 1976. Marriages: 1847 - 1951.
  • Ballhooly: Marriages: 1850 - 1954.
  • Ballymodan: Baptisms: 1695 - 1878. Marriages: 1695 - 1996. Burials: 1695 - 1878.
  • Ballymoney: Baptisms: 1805 - 1987. Marriages: 1805 - 1983. Burials: 1806 - 2000.
  • Ballynoe: Baptisms: 1883 - 1917. Marriages: 1858 - 1948. Burials: 1886 - 1960.
  • Ballyvourney: Baptisms: 1882 - 1936. Marriages: 1845 - 1935.
  • Berehaven: Baptisms: 1787 - 1943. Marriages: 1805 - 1947. Burials: 1796 - 2000.
  • Brigown: Baptisms: 1775 - 1839. Marriages: 1775 - 1948. Burials: 1775 - 1839.
  • Brinny (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1797 - 2008. Marriages: 1797 - 2004. Burials: 1797 - 2001.
  • Caheragh: Baptisms: 1836 - 2001. Marriages: 1837 - 1853. Burials: 1846 - 2000
  • Canaway: Marriages: 1845 - 1872.
  • Carrigaline: Baptisms: 1724 - 1756. Marriages: 1726 - 1792.
  • Carrigrohane: Baptisms: 1820 - 1985. Marriages: 1829 - 1956. Burials: 1827 - 1953
  • Carrigtwohill (transcritions): Baptisms: 1776 - 1875. Marriages: 1779 - 1875. Burials: 1776 - 1843.
  • Castlehaven: Baptisms: 1877 - 1998. Marriages: 1845 - 1953. Burials: 1877 - 2001.
  • Castlelyons: Baptisms: 1909 - 1952. Marriages: 1846 - 1953. Burials: 1890 - 1973.
  • Castlemartyr: Baptisms: 1878 - 1999. Burials: 1878 - 2001.
  • Catherlog: Marriages: 1870 - 1955.
  • Clear: Marriages: 1856 - 1893.
  • Clenor: Marriages: 1846 - 1880.
  • Clondrohid: Marriages: 1848 - 1884.
  • Clondulane: Marriages: 1848 - 1889.
  • Clonpriest: Marriages: 1851 - 1870.
  • Cloyne: Baptisms: 1855 - 1863.
  • Cork Garrison Chapel: Baptisms: 1854 - 1865. Burials: 1867 - 1962.
  • Creagh: Marriages: 1845 - 1946.
  • Desertmore: Marriages: 1847 - 1972.
  • Desertserges: Baptisms: 1811 - 1986. Marriages: 1812 - 1956. Burials: 1822 - 1999.
  • Douglas: Baptisms: 1789 - 1820. Marriages: 1792 - 1983. Burials: 1790 - 1820.
  • Dungourney: Marriages: 1850 - 1954.
  • Durrus: Baptisms: 1903 - 1997. Marriages: 1845 - 1956. Burials: 1903 - 2000.
  • Farahy: Baptisms: 1877 - 1984. Marriages: 1845 - 1967. Burials: 1878 - 1973.
  • Fermoy: Baptisms: 1838 - 1914. Marriages: 1838 - 1956. Burials: 1844 - 2000.
  • Frankfield: Marriages: 1847 - 1955.
  • Garrycloyne: Marriages: 1846 - 1955.
  • Glannworth: Marriages: 1846 - 1881.
  • Glengarriffe: Baptisms: 1863 - 1969. Marriages: 1864 - 1985.
  • Gortroe (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1803 - 1865. Marriages: 1806 - 1872.
  • Ightermurragh: Marriages: 1868 - 1870.
  • Inchigeelagh: Baptisms: 1900. Marriages: 1845 - 1884.
  • Innishannon: Baptisms: 1693 - 1844. Marriages: 1693 - 2007. Burials: 1693 - 1844.
  • Inniscarra: Marriages: 1845 - 1953.
  • Inniskenny: Baptisms: 1897 - 1915. Marriages: 1845 - 1885. Burials: 1900 - 1938.
  • Kilbonane: Baptisms: 1969 - 2000. Marriages: 1845 - 2007.
  • Kilbrittain (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1832 - 1876. Marriages: 1830 - 1868.
  • Kilbrogan: Baptisms: 1752 - 1973. Marriages: 1753 - 1969. Burials: 1754 - 1992.
  • Kilcaskin: Marriages: 1847 - 1929.
  • Kilcredan: Baptisms: 1882 - 1914. Burials: 1884 - 1946.
  • Kilgarriffe: Baptisms: 1882 - 2000. Marriages: 1845 - 1997. Burials: 1879 - 2000.
  • Killaspugmullane: Marriages: 1848 - 1988.
  • Killeagh (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1782 - 1971 Marriages: 1776 - 1963. Burials: 1782 - 1993.
  • Killowen: Baptisms: 1883 - 1983. Marriages: 1850 - 1987. Burials: 1851 - 2000. (Originally combined with Murragh parish)
  • Kilmaloda: Baptisms: 1904 - 1999. Marriages: 1905 - 1923. Burials: 1907 - 2000.
  • Kilmeen: Baptisms: 1806 - 1998. Marriages: 1806 - 1952. Burials: 1844 - 2000.
  • Kilmocomogue: Baptisms: 1880 - 2000. Marriages: 1845 - 1957. Burials: 1880 - 2000.
  • Kilmurry: Baptisms: 1878 - 1999. Marriages: 1848 - 2007. Burials: 1879 - 1999.
  • Kilnagross: Burials: 1877 - 1991.
  • Kilroan: Baptisms: 1885 - 1920. Marriages: 1846 - 1920.
  • Kilworth: Baptisms: 1887 - 1970. Marriages: 1845 - 1950. Burials: 1887 - 1973.
  • Kinneigh: Baptisms: 1876 - 2000. Marriages: 1845 - 1956. Burials: 1878 - 2000.
  • Knockmourne: Marriages: 1845 - 1956. Burials: 1882 - 1995.
  • Knockvilly (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1837 - 1883. Marriages: 1844 - 1881.
  • Leighmoney: Marriages: 1869 - 1943.
  • Lislee (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1809 - 1997. Marriages: 1809 - 1955. Burials: 1825 - 1999.
  • Litter: Baptisms: 1811 - 1829. Marriages: 1826 - 1914. Burials: 1811 - 1831.
  • Macroom: Baptisms: 1727 - 1990. Marriages: 1836 - 1860. Burials: 1727 - 1991.
  • Magourney (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1757 - 1974. Marriages: 1756 - 1982. Burials: 1758 - 1991.
  • Marmullane: Baptisms: 1801 - 1873. Marriages: 1802 - 1954. Burials: 1803 - 1873.
  • Marshalstown: Baptisms: 1805 - 1819. Marriages: 1845 - 1903.
  • Midleton (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1699 - 1881. Marriages: 1728 - 1823. Burials: 1696 - 1877.
  • Mogeely: Baptisms: 1894 - 1952. Marriages: 1846 - 1932. Burials: 1893 - 1953.
  • Moviddy: Baptisms: 1877 - 1960. Marriages: 1848 - 1955. Burials: 1878 - 1999.
  • Murragh (Myrah): Baptisms: 1750 - 2000. Marriages: 1739 - 1955. Burials: 1789 - 1992.
  • Nashlash: Marriages: 1848 - 1870. Burials: 1844 - 1936.
  • Rathclaren (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1780 - 1875. Marriages: 1780 - 2007. Burials: 1792 - 1999.
  • Rathcooney: Baptisms: 1750 - 1897. Marriages: 1749 - 1954. Burials: 1750 - 1853.
  • Rathcormac (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1829 - 1990. Marriages: 1845 - 1990. Burials: 1805 - 1991.
  • Templemartin: Baptisms: 1845 - 1999. Marriages: 1845 - 2006. Burials: 1845 - 1999.
  • Templemichael: Marriages: 1845 - 1853.
  • Templenacarriga: Baptisms: 1885. Burials: 1883 - 1932
  • Timoleague (transcriptions): Baptisms: 1823 - 2000. Marriages: 1823 - 1953. Burials: 1823 - 2000.
  • Tullagh: Baptisms: 1906 - 1997. Marriages: 1847 - 1938. Burials: 1910 - 2001.
  • Whitechurch: Marriages: 1848 - 1877.
  • Youghal: Baptisms: 1666 - 2000. Marriages: 1666 - 1956. Burials: 1666 - 2001.
  • Youghal - Chapel of Ease: Marriages: 1867 - 1885.

The above list was taken from A Handlist Of Church of Ireland Parish Registers in the Representative Church Body Library Dublin 2013. The parishes indicated above as having transcriptions means that some or all of the records held are from transcriptions of the original registers.

There is also a list of all the Parish Registers of Ireland in the book 'A Table of Church of Ireland Parochial Records and Copies' published by The National Archives and the Irish Family History Society in 1994. This book includes a list of all the original pre-1922 fire Parish Registers and indicates which were burnt in fire at the Four Courts Complex in Dublin in April 1922 and which survived, and where the survivors are located.

2. The National Archives, Dublin, Collection of Cork Parish Registers

Films of some surviving Parish Registers available at National Archives Dublin, as of October 2013. These include (with Archive reference numbers in brackets):

City of Cork:
  • Holy Trinity (Christ Church): copy of portions of the register of baptisms commencing 1784 (M 6043), also register of baptisms, marriages and burials commencing 1643 (M 6050).
  • St Anne Shandon: microfilm of register of baptisms 1805 - 1827 and 1835 - 1843 and marriages 1797 - 1829 (M 6053). Also register of burials 1854 - 1864 (M 6054).
  • St Anne Shandon: copy of register of marriages 1837 - 1845 (M 6059).
  • St Anne Shandon Foundling Hospital Chapel: copy of register commencing 1818 (M 6059)
  • St Mary Shandon: copy of register of baptisms commencing 1830 and marriages commencing 1802 (M 6049).
  • St Michael Blackrock: partial copy of parish register commencing 1828 (M 6037).
  • St Nicholas: film of register of marriages (1819 - 1845) & 1790- and general register commencing 1725 (M 6047) and marriages 1799 - 1819 (M 6052).
County Cork:
  • Aghada, Cloyne: register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1730 - 1814 (M 6074), 1808 - 1817 (M 6076) and marriages 1845 - 1915 (M 6077A). Also vestry minutes 1718 - 1804 (M 6074) and 1803 - 1815 (M 6075).
  • Brigown, Cloyne: incomplete film of registers of baptisms, marriages and births commencing 1804 and 1810 (M 6044)
  • Brigown, Cloyne: readers' and preachers' book 1834 - 1840 (M 6000). Also readers' and preachers' book 1847 - 1851 and confirmations 1848 (M 5999).
  • Corkbeg, Cloyne: copy of marriage register 1847 - 1890 (M 6077D). Also marriage register 1890 - 1941 (M 6077C).
  • Carrigaline, Cork: copy of burial register 1836 - 1877. (M 6028).
  • Clonmel, Cloyne: film of register commencing 1830 (M 6052)
  • Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1708 - 1747. Also vestry minutes 1724 - 1748 (M 6079).
  • Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1747 - 1780. Also vestry minutes 1748 - 1780 (M 6072) also (M 6080).
  • Cloyne: copy of register of marriages 1788 - 1821, baptisms and burials 1787 - 1820, also vestry minutes 1820 (M 6081).
  • Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms 1821 - 1862, burials 1820 - 1862 and marriages 1822 - 1845 (M 6082 and M 6083)
  • Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms 1863 - 1954 (M 6084).
  • Cloyne: copy of register of burials 1863 - 1871 (M 6036). Also copy of baptisms 1863 - 1871 (M 6057). Also portions of register commencing 1788 and 1821 (M 6069).
  • Desertserges, Cork: copy of register commencing 1811 (M 6058).
  • Drimoleague (Dromdaleague), Cork: copy of register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1802 - 1881, also vestry book 1782 (M 6086).
  • Douglas, Cork: Preachers' Book (M 6061).
  • Inch, Cloyne: copy of marriage register 1847 - 1948 (M 6077B).
  • Killaconenagh, Ross: copy of register of baptisms 1787 - 1850, marriages 1784 and 1805 - 1844, burials 1796 and 1807 - 1850 (M 6051).
  • Killanully, Cork: copy of burial register 1836 - 1877 (M 6029) and copy of baptisms 1831 - 1874 (M 6030).
  • Kilmahon, Cloyne: copy of marriage register 1808 - 1844 (M 6046). Also on (M 6078).
  • Kilshannig, Cloyne: microfilm of baptisms 1731 - 1855. (M 6031)
  • Kinneigh, Cork: copy of register of Baptisms 1794 - 1877; marriages 1814 - 1844 and burials 1815 - 1870 (M 6038).
  • Kinsale (St Multose), Cork: partial copy of register commencing 1683 (M 6071).
  • Lislee, Ross: Copy of register of baptisms 1822 - 1825, marriages 1823 - 1824, burials 1823 - 1824, churchings 1822 and 1823 (M 6040).
  • Mallow, Cloyne: Register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1780 - 1862 with burials at Rahan 1881 - 1886 and Mourne Abbey 1881 and 1885 (M 6032).
  • Murragh, Cork: copy of register of baptisms 1750 and 1755 - 1798, marriages 1739 and 1756 - 1798 and burials 1784 - 1798 (M 6056). Also copy of baptisms 1845 - 1876 (M 6060).
  • Murragh, Cork: copy of burials 1843 - 1876 and marriages 1843 - 1876 from preachers' book (M 6063).
  • Nohaval, Cork: copy of register of baptisms 1846 - 1870 (M 6033) and baptisms 1846 - 1875 (M 6039).
  • Rincurran, Cork: partial copy of register of baptisms commencing 1849 (M 6070).
  • Ross (Rosscarbery): copy from register of baptisms 1690 - 1821, marriages 1704 - 1821, burials 1696 - 1821 and vestry minutes 1717 - 1823 (M 6068).
  • Rushbrooke, Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms 1866 - 1872 (M 6073).
  • Templemartin: pages missed in microfilming (M 6048).
  • Youghal, Cloyne: copy of register of baptisms 1865 - 1870. (M 6034) and register of burials 1865 - 1871 (M 6035) also portions 1665-1666 and 1727 - 1728 (M 6042).

3. Parish Registers known to be held locally by the church itself:

  • Carrigaline: originals held from 1803 onwards.
  • Drimoleague: originals survive from 1812 onwards.
  • Macroom: Baptisms and Burials from 1727, Marriages from 1736. Held at the Town Hall.
  • St Multose, Kinsale: originals survive from 1683.

4. Parish Registers available online

  • Aghada, Cloyne: Register of Births, Marriages and Burials 1805 - 1817. (M 6076).
  • Aghada, Cloyne: Register of Marriages 1845 - 1915. (M 6077A)
  • Aghada, Cloyne: Church Vestry Book 1718 - 1804. (M 6074).
  • Aghada, Cloyne: Church Vestry Book 1804 - 1816. Including plan of church. (M 6075)
  • Ballyclough: Baptisms 1831 - 1900. Marriages 1831 - 1848. Burials 1831 - 1899.
  • Castle Town Roche, Cloyne: Register of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1728 - 1803. Vestry Book 1724 - 1803 (M 5048).
  • Corkbeg Cloyne: Register of Marriages 1847 - 1890 (M 6077D). Also Marriages 1890 - 1920. (M 6077A)
  • Inch, Cloyne: Register of Marriages 1847 - 1924. (M 6077B)
  • Kilmahon, Cloyne: Register of Marriages 1852 - 1861
  • Killanully: Register of Burials 1836 - 1877 (M 6029). Baptisms 1831 - 1874 (M 6030)
  • Lislee (Courtmacsherry): Register of baptisms 1822 - 1825, Marriages 1823 - 1824, Burials 1823 - 1824, churchings 1822, 1823 (M 6040)
  • Lislee (Courtmacsherry): Register of baptisms 1727 - 1837, Marriages 1809 - 1844, Burials 1833 - 1889 (M 6041)
  • Macroom, Cloyne: Register of baptisms 1727 - 1837, Marriages 1736 -1835, Burials 1727 - 1836 (M 5061)
  • Mallow, Cloyne: Register of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1780 - 1862 (M 6032).
  • Nohaval, Cork: Register of Baptisms 1846 - 1870. Burials 1849 - 1875. (M 6039)
  • Youghal, Cloyne: Register of Burials 1865 - 1871 (M 6035). Baptisms 1865 - 1870. (M 6034). Includes transcriptions.

5. Indexes to Parish Registers available online:

  • RootsIreland (North and East Cork only, so far.) These records originated from The Mallow Heritage Center.
  • The Cork Records Database includes the indexes of burial records for:
    • St Peters, City of Cork (Caulfield transcript) 1745 - 1808, with a gap May 1789 - Dec 1793.
    • Holy Trinity (Christ Church), City of Cork 1732 - 1786.

6. Printed Books containing transcriptions and indexes of Cork Parish Registers:

  • Register of the Parish Register of Holy Trinity (Christ Church), Cork 1643 - 1669. Edited by Susan Hood. Published by Representative Church Body 1998.
  • Register of the Cathedral of St Fin Barre, Cork 1753 - 1804. Edited by Alicia St Leger. Published by Representative Church Body 2008.

7. Transcriptions of Parish Registers available online

Some of these transcriptions files will require signing in with a Google (or Facebook) ID and password in order to be able to view them.
    City Of Cork:
  • St Anne Shandon, City of Cork: Baptisms 1805 - 1827, 1835 - 1843. Marriages 1797 - 1829. Burials 1854 - 1864. Chapelry of St Luke: Marriages 1837 - 1845. Also Foundling Hospital: Baptisms 1818 - 43 and marriages 1811 - 1822. St Mary Shandon 1804 - 1849. (M 6054).
  • Holy Trinity (Christ Church): City of Cork Baptisms, marriages and burials from 1643 - 1660. (Note this register has been transcribed and printed by RCBL - see details above).
  • St Fin Barre, City of Cork: Baptisms, Marriages 1753 - 1832. (Extracts only). (Note this register has been transcribed and printed by RCBL - see details above)
  • St Michael, Blackrock Burials 1833 - 1837.
  • St Nicholas: City of Cork Marriages 1790 - 1798 1799 - 1819 1819 - 1845 (M 6047)

Special thanks to the transcribers, especially Pat Crowley, Sharon Haggerty, Paul Turner, Patsy O'Shea and Catherine FitzMaurice. We owe you all a great debt!

There is an ongoing effort by the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin to transcribe parish registers and place them online at The Anglican Record Project. Watch for periodic updates.

8. Grove White Collection of Extracts and indexes of Church of Ireland Parish Registers

On LDS Film # 596420
  • Ballyclough: Baptisms 1795 - 1895. Marriages 1801 - 1848. Burials 1799 - 1899. Film # 596420 item 1.
  • Ballyhooly: Baptisms 1789 - 1879. Marriages 1808 - 1859. Burials 1791 - 1892. Film # 596420 item 2.
  • Kilcummer and Bridgetown: Baptisms 1856 - 1871. Film # 596420 item 3.
  • Buttevant: Baptisms 1774 - 1873. Marriages 1767 - 1840. Burials 1851 - 1876. Film # 596420 item 4.
  • Carrigleamleary: Baptisms 1779 - 1873. Burials 1861. Film # 596420 item 5.
  • Castlemagner: Baptisms 1810 - 1905. Marriages 1810 - 1844. Burials 1810 - 1906. Film # 596420 item 6.
  • Castletownroche: Baptisms 1727 - 1876. Marriages 1732 - 1863. Burials 1736 - 1877. Film # 596420 item 7.
  • Holy Trinity (Christ Church) Cork City: Baptisms 1644 - 1868. Marriages 1721 - 1841. Burials 1644 - 1862. Film # 596420 item 8.
  • Churchtown: Baptisms 1806 - 1865. Marriages 1808 - 1845. Burials 1826 - 1872. Film # 596420 item 9.
  • Clenor: Baptisms 1813 - 1876. Marriages 1814 - 1842. Burials 1814 - 1865. Film # 596420 item 10.
The originals of these extracts can be seen at The National Archives in Dublin.

9. The Irish Genealogical Research Society, London: Collection of Cork Parish Register Transcriptions:

The Parish Register Collections: The following is extracted from an article that appeared in The Irish Genealogist: 'The Parish Register and Family History Collections of the Late Michael Leader' by Mary Casteleyn.
This is a list of parish registers which were transcribed at some time between the 1950s and the 1990s... The copies were made from either the original parish registers or from transcripts held by the then Public Record Office in Dublin, now National Archives... Additional information may have been gleaned from other sources, such as marriage licence bonds, wills or deeds. Much of the early work was done by Michael Leader in partnership with Rosemary ffolliott, who typed most of it, and who also transcribed many registers. Apart from those transcriptions done by her, she also transcribed the Grove White Extracts and the PRO materials.
County Cork:
  • Ardnageehy
  • Athnowen and Desertmore
  • Ballinaboy
  • Ballinadee
  • Ballydehob
  • Ballyfeard
  • Ballymartle
  • Ballymodan, Bandon
  • Ballymoney
  • St Michael, Blackrock
  • Brinny
  • Caheragh
  • Canaway
  • Carrigaline
  • Carrigrohane
  • Holy Trinity (Christ Church) Cork City
  • Cullen
  • Desertserges
  • Douglas
  • Drinagh
  • Durrus Kilcrohane, St James
  • Dundurrow
  • Fanlobbus
  • Innishannon
  • Inniskenny
  • Kilaspugmullan
  • Kilbrogan, Christchurch
  • Killanully
  • Killowen
  • Kilmocomogue
  • Kilmoe
  • Kilmurry
  • Kilroan
  • Kinneigh
  • Kinsale
  • Knockavilly
  • Marmullane, Monkstown and Discleary
  • Monkstown
  • Murragh
  • Moviddy
  • Nohoval
  • Rathcooney and Cahirlag
  • Rincurran
  • Ringrone
  • St Anne Shandon
  • St Anne Shandon Foundling Hospital Chapel
  • St Edmund, Coolkelure, Dunmanway
  • St Finbars, City of Cork
  • St Lappans, Little Island
  • St Luke's Chapel, Parish of St Anne Shandon
  • St Mary's Leighmony
  • St Marys, Shandon
  • St Michael's Blackrock
  • St Nicholas, City of Cork
  • St Paul's, City of Cork
  • St Peters, City of Cork
  • Schull
  • Templebrady
  • Templemartin
  • Templemichael
  • Templetrine
  • Tracton

There is also a large collection of registers from Cloyne, Ross and County Limerick records at The Irish Genealogical Research Society in London.

9. Other Protestant Churches


The Fourt Courts complex in Dublin following the fire in April 1922.
This fire destroyed many old Cork records, including parish registers and wills.
Click to enlarge the photo.

Historically, each parish in Ireland kept its own records. Because the Church of Ireland was the state or established church, these parish records were considered state records. In 1876 a law was passed requiring that Church of Ireland parish registers be sent to the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) in Dublin for safekeeping. This law was amended in 1878 to allow parishes with good storage facilities to retain their records, so not all parish records were sent to Dublin. Further, some ministers made copies of their records before sending the originals to Dublin. Thus, many Church of Ireland records remain, even though the records sent to Dublin were destroyed in 1922 when the Public Record Office burned.

In 1961 the Public Records Office asked churches to deposit the records in Dublin to enable them to be copied. Margaret Griffith and Assistant Keeper manually copied the relevant records, an immense task. The records are now available in the National Archives and contain many for rural Co. Cork parishes as well as St. Annes Shandon, St Nicholas and Christ Church in Cork City.

10. References

  1. FamilySearch Church of Ireland Records.
  2. The Representative Church Body Library Dublin.
  3. National Archives Dublin.
  4. The Life of Dr Richard Caulfield: Antiquarian, Scholar and Academic Librarian.
  5. 'Transcripts of County Cork Parish Registers' by Michael Leader F.I.G.R.S. The Irish Genealogists Vol 3 No 5 1960.
  6. 'The Parish Register and Family History Collections of the late Michael Leader' by Mary Casteleyn 1999.
  7. The West Cork History Blog.
  8. Bandon Genealogy.
  9. Mellow Heritage Centre.
  10. Irish Genealogy.
  11. 'Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.' Volume I by W. Maziere Brady DD, Dublin 1863.
  12. 'Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.' Volume II by W. Maziere Brady DD, London 1864.
  13. 'Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.' Volume III by W. Maziere Brady DD, London 1864.
  14. 'A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland' by Brian Mitchell. Genealogical Publishing Co, USA 1986.
  15. IreAtlas Townland Database originally compiled by Sean Ruad.
  16. Church and Parish Records of the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross from 1863, by Rev J. H. Cole. Cork 1903.
  17. Skibb Girl's County Cork Pages.
  18. Paul Turner's Index of Ireland.
  19. Index to Sharon Haggerty's transcription extracts.





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