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

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History

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Localities

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Records

Cemeteries

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Transcribed by M. J. Dore. Monumental Inscriptions in the Church of Ireland Parish Graveyard at Rathkeale Co. Limerick.  This area was  a settlement from the German, Palatinat 1709-1712.  Many gravestones cannot be read. Covers years 1731-1978. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIV, no. 2. 1982 pages 105-120. FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i.

The Church of Ireland, Holy Trinity Church, was built at the West end of Rathkeale in 1831 and is on a site that has been a place of worship for over 700 years. The uneven cemetery is the final resting place for many Palatines. Some of the weather-worn memorial stones are difficult to read, but a copy of the inscriptions was published in "The Irish Ancestor" in 1982.


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Census

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available for free with index and immages at www.nationaarchives.ie. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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Catholic

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Church of Ireland

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Transcribed by M. J. Dore.  Monumental Inscriptions in the Church of Ireland parish Graveyard at Rathkeale. Co. Limerick. This area was a settlement from the German Palatinat 1709-1712. Many transcribed, but some unable to be read.  Covers years 1731-1978. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIV. no. 2. 1982. pages 105-120. FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i

The Church of Ireland, Holy Trinity Church, was built at the West end of Rathkeale in 1831 and is on a site that has been a place of worship for over 700 years. The uneven cemetery is the final resting place for many Palatines. Some of the weather-worn memorial stones are difficult to read, but a copy of the inscriptions was published in "The Irish Ancestor" in 1982.

Presbyterian

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Methodist

Embury & Heck Memorial Methodist Church, Ballingrane.
Built in 1766, it is the last remaining Methodist place of worship in the Rathkeale area. Originally one of three churches built to serve the needs of the local Palatines after many of them became involved with the Methodist movement. It was later extensively renovated and dedicated to the memories of Philip Embury and Barbara Heck, two Palatines responsible for the beginning of the Methodist Church in America. Today this church at Ballingrane serves the local Methodist community which is almost exclusively Palatine.



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Society of Friends

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Others

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Protestant Householders in the Parishes of Croagh, Nantinan, Rathkeale and Kilscannell, Co. Limerick in 1766. Lists of names, as suggested, although the Croagh Parish, has a list of Inhabitants of the parish. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.IX, no. 2. 1977.pages77-78, Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.9.

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

Cussen, Robert. Entries From Sampson Cox's Family Bible. Entries refer to the issue of Sampson Cox of Ballynoe. Co. Limerick, who married Hon. Constance Fitzmaurice, widow of John Odell 11 May 1698. Years covered 1698-1731, The Irish Ancestor vol. V, no. 1. 1973. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

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