Parishes excluded from the Irish Catholic Parish Registers project

As we have seen, the URIs that reference individual parishes in the ICPR project include four-digit identifiers (ranging from 0001 to 1134), and 44  of these URIs are associated with parishes for which the NLI holds no digital images of their registers and resolve to a document reporting alternative sources of information.

Table 1 identifies these parishes and includes comments provided by the ICPR project:

Identifier Parish Comment
1 0013 Ballydesmond, Diocese of Kerry, County of Cork. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1850 is available at Irish Genealogy.
2 0114 Knocknagoshel, Diocese of Kerry, County of Cork. An index to baptisms from 1800 is available at Irish Genealogy.
3 0415 Clonfert, Diocese of Clonfert, County of Galway. An index to baptisms from 1884 and marriages from 1894 is available at Roots Ireland.
4 0416 Fahy and Kilquain, Diocese of Clonfert, County of Galway. An index to baptisms from 1871 and marriages form 1894 is available at Roots Ireland.
5 0451 Blaris, Diocese of Down and Connor, Counties of Down and Antrim. An index to marriages from 1818 is available at Roots Ireland.
6 0452 Bangor, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Down. Registers are in local custody only from 1855 onwards.
7 0453 Kilmore, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Down. An index to baptisms from 1837 and burials from 1896 is available at Roots Ireland.
8 0504 Artane, Clontarf, Coolock, Santry, Dublin City, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1771 is available at Roots Ireland. In 1879 Clontarf, Killester, Coolock, Raheny separated from Fairview, Artane, Glasnevin and Santry to form the parishes of Clontarf and Fairview respectively.
9 0507 Bohernabreena, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. An index to baptisms from 1863 is available at www.irishgenealogy.ie
10 0511 Aughrim St., Dublin city, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Aughrim St. parish was created from St. Paul’s parish, Arran Quay in c. 1876-1877. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1888 is available at www.ancestry.com
11 0512 Berkeley Road, Dublin city, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Originally part of St. Michan’s parish, Berkeley Road parish was created in 1890. Registers are held in local custoy.
12 0513 Cabra, Dublin city, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Cabra was constituted from St. Paul’s parish, Arran Quay in 1941.
13 0526 Monkstown, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Constituted in 1902 from Dun Laoghaire parish. An index to baptisms from 1855 and marriages from 1865 is available at Roots Ireland.
14 0528 Sandymount, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Parish constituted in 1851. Records held in local custody.
15 0531 Rathgar, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin. Constituted in 1882 from Rathmines. Records held in local custody.
16 0566 Oran, Diocese of Elphin, Counties of Galway and Roscommon. An index to baptisms from 1865 and marriages from 1864 is available at Roots Ireland.
17 0639 St. Nicholas North, Galway city, Diocese of Galway, County of Galway. An index to baptisms, marriages and burials from 1818 is available at Roots Ireland.
18 0643 Kilshanny, Diocese of Galway, County of Clare.
19 0644 Salthill, Diocese of Galway, County of Galway. Parish constituted in 1840. Records held in local custody.
20 0683 Killorglin, Diocese of Kerry, County of Kerry. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1798 is available at Irish Genealogy.
21 0684 Prior, Diocese of Kerry, County of Kerry. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1850 is available at Irish Genealogy.
22 0740 Ballycroy, Diocese of Killala, County of Mayo. An index to baptisms from 1885 and marriages from 1890 is available at Roots Ireland.
23 0748 Kilcommon Erris, Diocese of Killala, County of Mayo. An index to baptisms from 1860 and marriages from 1843 is available at Roots Ireland.
24 0755 Moygownagh, Diocese of Killala, County of Mayo. An index to baptisms from 1877 and marriages form 1881 is available at Roots Ireland.
25 0853 Ballinaglera, Diocese of Kilmore, County of Leitrim. An index to baptisms from 1882 and marriages from 1887 is available at Roots Ireland.
26 0854 Drumreilly Upper, Diocese of Kilmore, County of Leitrim. An index to baptisms from 1878 and marriages from 1870 is available at Roots Ireland.
27 0965 Rathcore and Rathmolyon, Diocese of Meath, County of Meath. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1878 is available at Roots Ireland.
28 1025 Stranorlar, Diocese of Raphoe, County of Donegal. An index to baptisms and marriages from 1877 is available at Roots Ireland.
29 1026 Termon and Gartan, Diocese of Raphoe, County of Donegal. An index to baptisms from 1877 and marriages from 1880 is available at Roots Ireland.
30 1027 Glencolmkille, Diocese of Raphoe, County of Donegal. Baptism records from 1880 and marriage records from 1881 are held in local custoy.
31 1028 Annagry, Diocese of Raphoe, County of Donegal. An index to baptism and marriage records from 1894 onwards is available at the Parish of Annagry Family History Resource, https://annagrygenealogyresource.wordpress.com
32 1029 Urney, Diocese of Derry, Counties of Tyrone and Donegal. Registers of baptism and marriages from 1866 are held in local custody.
33 1084 Kilkerrin and Clonberne, Archdiocese of Tuam, County of Galway. An index to baptisms and marriages form 1892 is available at Roots Ireland.
34 1085 Killursa and Killower, Archdiocese of Tuam, County of Galway. An index to baptism and marriages from 1880 is available at Roots Ireland.
35 1123 Union Workhouse, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index of baptisms from 1738 is available at Roots Ireland.
36 1124 Glenariffe, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms is available at Roots Ireland.
37 1125 Holy Rosary, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1888 is available at Roots Ireland.
38 1126 Holy Family, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1869 is available at Roots Ireland
39 1127 St. Paul’s, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1824 is available at Roots Ireland.
40 1128 St. Brigid’s, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1839 is available at Roots Ireland
41 1129 St. Vincent de Paul, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1874 is available at Roots Ireland.
42 1132 Sacred Heart, Belfast city, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms from 1849 is available at Roots Ireland.
43 1133 St. Mac Nissi, Larne, Diocese of Down and Connor, County of Antrim. An index to baptisms and marriages form 1828 onwards is available at www,ancestryireland.com
44 1134 Rathdown Union Workhouse, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Wicklow. An index to baptisms from 1841 and marriages from 1876 is available at Roots Ireland.

Table 1. Parishes for which the NLI holds no digital images of their registers.

Belfast city (7) and Dublin city (3) together account for nearly one-quarter of the parishes for which the NLI holds no digital images.

Table 2 provides the distribution by diocese of these 44 parishes:

Diocese Number of Parishes with No Digital Images
Percent of Total Parishes with No Digital Images
Down and Connor, County of Antrim 12 27.3%
Dublin, County of Dublin 9 20.5%
Galway, County of Galway 4 9.1%
Raphoe, County of Donegal 4 9.1%
Killala, County of Mayo 3 6.8%
Kerry, County of Cork 2 4.6%
Kerry, County of Kerry 2 4.6%
Kilmore, County of Leitrim 2 4.6%
Tuam, County of Galway 2 4.6%
Other 4 9.1%

Table 2. Distribution by diocese of parishes for which the NLI holds no digital images of their registers.

Finally, Table 3 provides the distribution of alternative sources of information about the registers of these parishes:

Alternative Source Number of Parishes with this Alternative Source Percent of Parishes with this Alternative Source
 Local custodian 7 15.9%
Roots Ireland 28 63.6%
 Irish Genealogy 4 9.1%
Ancestry 1 2.3%
Other 2 4.6%
None 2 4.6%

Table 3. Distribution of alternative sources of information about parishes for which the NLI holds no digital images of their registers.

Presumably, a local custodian also holds the registers of the 33 parishes for which the ICPR project indicates that an online index exists.

Previous: Parsing the Irish Catholic Parish Registers website