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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Achill. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

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Historical Overview

History

ACHILL, a parish, in the barony of BURRISHOOLE, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 14 miles (W.) from Newport-Pratt. This district comprehends the islands of Achill and Achillbeg, and the peninsula of Coraan Achill. The island of Achill, which is the largest off the Irish coast, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, and is separated from the mainland by a narrow sound, of which the southern part, at a place called Pollyranney, is fordable at low water.

The parish in the diocese of Tuam. In the R. C. divisions this forms a separate and distinct parish: there are two places of worship, one at Kildavenet and the other at Dookenella, but no regular chapel has been built [as of 1840].[1]


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Census

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Church records

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Catholic

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The Catholic parish of Achill includes the civil parish of Achill.

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Church of Ireland

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Presbyterian

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Methodist

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Society of Friends

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Others

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

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Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

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Further Reading

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References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837); Accessed:8 Sep 2011.

 

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