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

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Historical Overview

History

Creggan is a parish in the union of Dundalk partly in the barony of Upper Dundalk, county of Louth and province of Leinster, but mainly in the barony of Upper Fews, county of Armagh and province of Ulster.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Armagh.

In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish is divided into two districts called Upper and Lower Creggan. The former has four chapels situated at Crossmaglen, Glasdrummond, Mowbone, and Shela.

Lower Creggan is united with the parish of Newton-Hamilton which has a chapel at Cullyhanna and one in Newtown-Hamilton. At Freeduff is a meeting house for Presbyterians and there is a meeting house for Wesleyan Methodists at Balls-Mills.

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Census

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Church records

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Catholic

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The Catholic parish of Creggan Lower, also known as Cullyhanna, includes the civil parish of Newtownhamilton and part of the parish of Creggan.

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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.

Genealogy

Strutt, Guy.  The Descendants of Robert McCann of Cloghoge, Co. Armagh.  Article has descendant pictures and genealogy of Robert McCann, originally granted land in Loughilly,  later of Cloghoge, covering years 1611-1956. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol V. no.1. 1973. pages 1-7, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i v.5-6

Land records

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Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

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