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'''County Galway''' (Irish: '''Contae na Gaillimhe''') is a county in [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]]. It is located the province of [[Connacht]]. The administrative headquarters are in the city of Galway.
  
''[[Ireland|Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] County Galway'' [[Image:County Galway.jpg|thumb|County Galway.jpg]]
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County Galway is home to the largest ''Gaeltacht'' (Irish-speaking region) in Ireland.  
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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=== General County Research Information  ===
  
 
Further information about County Galway is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/GAL/index.html GenUKI] site.  
 
Further information about County Galway is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/GAL/index.html GenUKI] site.  
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See the "Web Sites" section (bottom of the page).  
 
See the "Web Sites" section (bottom of the page).  
  
== Archives and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]  
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*[http://www.galway.ie/en/Services/ArchivesService/ Galway local archives and libraries]
 
*[http://www.galway.ie/en/Services/ArchivesService/ Galway local archives and libraries]
  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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== Cemeteries  ==
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County Galway has some significant resources for obtaining cemetery information.  
 
County Galway has some significant resources for obtaining cemetery information.  
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#Visit [http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/galway.shtml John Grenham's excellent web site]  
 
#Visit [http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/galway.shtml John Grenham's excellent web site]  
 
#FamilySearch.org - index to Ireland death registrations (from 1864 to 1958); has many Irish deaths of those born long before&nbsp;the commencement of Civil Registration in 1864. Click "All Records Collections" and scroll to "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958  
 
#FamilySearch.org - index to Ireland death registrations (from 1864 to 1958); has many Irish deaths of those born long before&nbsp;the commencement of Civil Registration in 1864. Click "All Records Collections" and scroll to "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958  
#Here are some transcriptions for [http://www.celticcousins.net/ireland/cembeagh.htm Shanaglish Townland in Beagh Parish churchyard].
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#Here are some transcriptions for [http://www.celticcousins.net/ireland/cembeagh.htm Shanaglish Townland in Beagh Parish churchyard].  
#Findagrave has&nbsp;some [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=117165 Bohermore Parish entries online]
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#Findagrave has&nbsp;some [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=117165 Bohermore Parish entries online]  
 
#[http://www.augustinians.ie/galway/forthill/glossary.htm Forthill Cemetery] has some online entries available.  
 
#[http://www.augustinians.ie/galway/forthill/glossary.htm Forthill Cemetery] has some online entries available.  
#[http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/galway/renvyle/renvyle.htm Renvyle Cemetery] has a small number of accessible entries available online.
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#[http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/galway/renvyle/renvyle.htm Renvyle Cemetery] has a small number of accessible entries available online.  
 
#[http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/galway/toorena/toorena.htm Toorena Cemetery] has a few entries perhaps of interest, online
 
#[http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/galway/toorena/toorena.htm Toorena Cemetery] has a few entries perhaps of interest, online
  
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=== Census  ===
 
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== Census  ==
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Census records for County Mayo were mostly destroyed prior to 1900. The following web site provides researchers with free online access to an index, and with images, to the only two complete censuses available for Ireland: the 1901 and 1911 censuses, available at the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]&nbsp;web site&nbsp;at no cost and with scanned images as well.  
 
Census records for County Mayo were mostly destroyed prior to 1900. The following web site provides researchers with free online access to an index, and with images, to the only two complete censuses available for Ireland: the 1901 and 1911 censuses, available at the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]&nbsp;web site&nbsp;at no cost and with scanned images as well.  
  
The [http://www.celticcousins.net/ireland/kinvara.htm Roman Catholic parishioners of Kinvarra, Duras, and Killina] for the year&nbsp;1834 are listed&nbsp;with data available online.&nbsp;
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The [http://www.celticcousins.net/ireland/kinvara.htm Roman Catholic parishioners of Kinvarra, Duras, and Killina] for the year&nbsp;1834 are listed&nbsp;with data available online.&nbsp;  
  
== Church Records  ==
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=== Church Records  ===
  
 
==== Church of Ireland  ====
 
==== Church of Ireland  ====
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*Family History Library (FamilySearch.org) - see [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog the Catalog] for Galway county/parish&nbsp;records availability
 
*Family History Library (FamilySearch.org) - see [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog the Catalog] for Galway county/parish&nbsp;records availability
  
<br>Contributed by Rev. Iain Knox. The Rev. Edward Bacon's Register. List of baptisms, giving child's name, parents names, date of baptism and address. covers years 1766-1800, Co. Tipperary, Clonmel, Killenaule, Inishlounaght, and Co. Galway, Eyrecourt. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no. 1. 1985, pages 35-48, and 96-115. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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Contributed by Rev. Iain Knox. The Rev. Edward Bacon's Register. List of baptisms, giving child's name, parents names, date of baptism and address. covers years 1766-1800, Co. Tipperary, Clonmel, Killenaule, Inishlounaght, and Co. Galway, Eyrecourt. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no. 1. 1985, pages 35-48, and 96-115. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i  
  
==== Presbyterians ====
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==== Presbyterian ====
  
 
The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived,&nbsp;and thus are found in various locations.&nbsp;[Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of&nbsp;local Presbyterians&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;descendants&nbsp;of same at large with&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originating from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time&nbsp;when ''all ''of these registers are&nbsp;centralized or, at least&nbsp;copied into&nbsp;microform or,&nbsp;better--digitised and preserved.]  
 
The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived,&nbsp;and thus are found in various locations.&nbsp;[Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of&nbsp;local Presbyterians&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;descendants&nbsp;of same at large with&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originating from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time&nbsp;when ''all ''of these registers are&nbsp;centralized or, at least&nbsp;copied into&nbsp;microform or,&nbsp;better--digitised and preserved.]  
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*county archives/libraries  
 
*county archives/libraries  
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/ PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)]  
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/ PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)]  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie The National&nbsp;Archives, Dublin]
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie The National&nbsp;Archives, Dublin]  
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]
 
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'''Other:'''  
 
'''Other:'''  
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==== Methodist  ====
 
==== Methodist  ====
  
The&nbsp;[http://www.rootsireland.ie/ifhf/map.php rootsireland web site ]for County Galway has some Methodist&nbsp;data now available online for about 4 different chapels in the county from as early as 1836.  
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The [http://www.rootsireland.ie/ifhf/map.php rootsireland web site] for County Galway has some Methodist data now available on-line for about 4 different chapels in the county from as early as 1836.  
  
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
  
The Catholic parish of Ballymacward and Gurteen is also known as Ballymacward and Clonkeenkerril. It includes the civil parishes of Ballymacward and Clonkeen. There are Catholic chapels in both civil parishes, united under one administrator.
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The Catholic parish of Ballymacward and Gurteen is also known as Ballymacward and Clonkeenkerril. It includes the civil parishes of Ballymacward and Clonkeen. There are Catholic chapels in both civil parishes, united under one administrator.  
  
 
The FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;copies of some of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Galway parishes in its collection. You can identify these listed&nbsp;online at FamilySearch.org. If you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided,&nbsp;or&nbsp;was from,&nbsp;click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".  
 
The FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;copies of some of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Galway parishes in its collection. You can identify these listed&nbsp;online at FamilySearch.org. If you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided,&nbsp;or&nbsp;was from,&nbsp;click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".  
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The National&nbsp;Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of <u>all</u> available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Galway.  
 
The National&nbsp;Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of <u>all</u> available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Galway.  
  
The [http://sligo.rootsireland.ie rootsireland.ie web site ]has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes&nbsp;now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $4.50 for each entry).
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The [http://sligo.rootsireland.ie Rootsireland web site] has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes now on-line for searching. There are fees attached (about $4.50 for each entry).  
  
 
==== Useful Church Records Web Sites  ====
 
==== Useful Church Records Web Sites  ====
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#[http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-civil-registrations.php?name=Name&s_district=District&s_county=galway&category=births Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Galway], online search in&nbsp;the Protesant marriages from 1845&nbsp;to 1864
 
#[http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-civil-registrations.php?name=Name&s_district=District&s_county=galway&category=births Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Galway], online search in&nbsp;the Protesant marriages from 1845&nbsp;to 1864
  
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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=== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ===
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*List of [[County Galway Parishes]]
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Galway is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Galway&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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=== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages &amp; Deaths  ===
  
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Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:<br>
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| [[Abbeygormacan Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeygormacan]]
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| Leitrim
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| Loughrea
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| [[Abbeygormacan Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeygormacan]]
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| Longford
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Abbeygormacan Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeygormacan]]
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| Longford
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| [[Abbeygormacan Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeygormacan]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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| [[Abbeyknockmoy Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeyknockmoy]]
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| Clare
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| Galway
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| [[Abbeyknockmoy Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeyknockmoy]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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| [[Abbeyknockmoy Civil Parish, County Galway|Abbeyknockmoy]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Tuam
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| [[Addergoole Civil Parish, County Galway|Addergoole]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Killian
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ahascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Ahascragh]]
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| Killian
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Annaghdown Civil Parish, County Galway|Annaghdown]]
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| Clare
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| Galway
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| [[Annaghdown Civil Parish, County Galway|Annaghdown]]
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| Clare
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| [[Ardrahan Civil Parish, County Galway|Ardrahan]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
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| [[Ardrahan Civil Parish, County Galway|Ardrahan]]
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| Dunkellin
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| [[Ardrahan Civil Parish, County Galway|Ardrahan]]
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| Kiltartan
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| [[Ardrahan Civil Parish, County Galway|Ardrahan]]
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| Loughrea
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| [[Ardrahan Civil Parish, County Galway|Ardrahan]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Athenry Civil Parish, County Galway|Athenry]]
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| Athenry
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| Galway
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| [[Athenry Civil Parish, County Galway|Athenry]]
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| Athenry
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| Loughrea
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| [[Athenry Civil Parish, County Galway|Athenry]]
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| Clare
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| Galway
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| [[Athenry Civil Parish, County Galway|Athenry]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Galway
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| [[Athleague Civil Parish, County Galway|Athleague]]
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| Killian
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Aughrim Civil Parish, County Galway|Aughrim]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Aughrim Civil Parish, County Galway|Aughrim]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ballinchalla Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballinchalla]]
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| Ross
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballindoon Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballindoon]]
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| Ballynahinch
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| Clifden
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| [[Ballinrobe Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballinrobe]]
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| Ross
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballymacward Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballymacward]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ballymacward Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballymacward]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Ballymacward Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballymacward]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Ballymacward Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballymacward]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Loughrea
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| [[Ballymacward Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballymacward]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Ballynacourty Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynacourty]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Galway
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| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynakill]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Ballynakill (Ballynahinch) Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynakill]]
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| Ballynahinch
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| Clifden
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| [[Ballynakill (Killian) Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynakill]]
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| Killian
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Ballynakill (Leitrim) Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynakill]]
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| Leitrim
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| Loughrea
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| [[Ballynakill (Leitrim) Civil Parish, County Galway|Ballynakill]]
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| Leitrim
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| Portumna
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| [[Beagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Beagh]]
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| Kiltartan
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| Gort
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| [[Belclare Civil Parish, County Galway|Belclare]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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| [[Boyounagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Boyounagh]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Boyounagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Boyounagh]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Bullaun Civil Parish, County Galway|Bullaun]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Cargin Civil Parish, County Galway|Cargin]]
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| Clare
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| [[Claregalway Civil Parish, County Galway|Claregalway]]
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| Clare
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| Galway
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| [[Claregalway Civil Parish, County Galway|Claregalway]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Galway
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| [[Clonbern Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonbern]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Clonbern Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonbern]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Tuam
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| [[Clonfert Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonfert]]
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| Longford
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Clonfert Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonfert]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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| [[Clonkeen Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonkeen]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Loughrea
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| [[Clonkeen Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonkeen]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Clonrush Civil Parish, County Galway|Clonrush]]
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| Leitrim
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| Scarriff
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| [[Clontuskert Civil Parish, County Galway|Clontuskert]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Clontuskert Civil Parish, County Galway|Clontuskert]]
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| Longford
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Cong Civil Parish, County Galway|Cong]]
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| Ross
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| Oughterard
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| [[Cummer Civil Parish, County Galway|Cummer]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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| [[Donaghpatrick Civil Parish, County Galway|Donaghpatrick]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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| [[Donanaghta Civil Parish, County Galway|Donanaghta]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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| [[Drumacoo Civil Parish, County Galway|Drumacoo]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Galway
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| [[Drumacoo Civil Parish, County Galway|Drumacoo]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
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| [[Drumatemple Civil Parish, County Galway|Drumatemple]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Dunamon Civil Parish, County Galway|Dunamon]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Roscommon
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| [[Duniry Civil Parish, County Galway|Duniry]]
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| Leitrim
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| Loughrea
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| [[Duniry Civil Parish, County Galway|Duniry]]
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| Leitrim
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| [[Duniry Civil Parish, County Galway|Duniry]]
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| Longford
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| Loughrea
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| [[Dunmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Dunmore]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Dunmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Dunmore]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Tuam
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| [[Dunmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Dunmore]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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| [[Fahy Civil Parish, County Galway|Fahy]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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| [[Feakle Civil Parish, County Galway|Feakle]]
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| Tulla Upper
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| Scarriff
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|-
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| [[Fohanagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Fohanagh]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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+
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|-
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| [[Fohanagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Fohanagh]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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|-
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| [[Fohanagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Fohanagh]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Mountbellew
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| [[Grange Civil Parish, County Galway|Grange]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Loughrea
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| [[Grange Civil Parish, County Galway|Grange]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Inishcaltra Civil Parish, County Galway|Inishcaltra]]
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| Leitrim
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| Scarriff
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|-
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| [[Inisheer Civil Parish, County Galway|Inisheer]]
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| Aran
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Inishmaan Civil Parish, County Galway|Inishmaan]]
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| Aran
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Inishmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Inishmore]]
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| Aran
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Isertkelly Civil Parish, County Galway|Isertkelly]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilbarron Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilbarron]]
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| Leitrim
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| Scarriff
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| [[Kilbeacanty Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilbeacanty]]
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| Kiltartan
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| Gort
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|-
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| [[Kilbegnet Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilbegnet]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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| [[Kilbegnet Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilbegnet]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Roscommon
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| [[Kilbennan Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilbennan]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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| [[Kilchreest Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilchreest]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilchreest Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilchreest]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilclooney Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilclooney]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Kilcloony Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcloony]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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| [[Kilcolgan Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcolgan]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
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|-
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| [[Kilconickny Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconickny]]
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| Athenry
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Kilconickny Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconickny]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilconickny Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconickny]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilconierin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconierin]]
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| Athenry
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| Loughrea
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| [[Kilconierin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconierin]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Kilconierin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconierin]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Kilconla Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconla]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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|-
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| [[Kilconnell Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilconnell]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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|-
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| [[Kilcooly Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcooly]]
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| Leitrim
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Kilcoona Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcoona]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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|-
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| [[Kilcroan Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcroan]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Glennamaddy
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|-
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| [[Kilcummin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcummin]]
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| Moycullen
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Kilcummin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilcummin]]
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| Moycullen
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| Oughterard
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| [[Kilgerrill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilgerrill]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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+
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|-
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| [[Kilgerrill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilgerrill]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilkerrin Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilkerrin]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Glennamaddy
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+
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|-
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| [[Kilkilvery Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilkilvery]]
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| Clare
+
| Tuam
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|
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|-
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| [[Killaan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killaan]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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|-
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| [[Killaan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killaan]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Loughrea
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|
+
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|-
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| [[Killaan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killaan]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killallaghtan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killallaghtan]]
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| Clonmacnowen
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| Ballinasloe
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+
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|-
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| [[Killallaghtan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killallaghtan]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Ballinasloe
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+
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|-
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| [[Killannin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killannin]]
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| Moycullen
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Killannin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killannin]]
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| Moycullen
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| Oughterard
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|-
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| [[Killeany Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeany]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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+
|
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|-
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| [[Killeely Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeely]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
+
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+
|
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|-
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| [[Killeenadeema Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeenadeema]]
+
| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killeenavarra Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeenavarra]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
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|
+
|
+
|-
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| [[Killeeneen Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeeneen]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Gort
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killeeneen Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeeneen]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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|
+
|
+
|-
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| [[Killererin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killererin]]
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| Ballymoe
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| Tuam
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+
|
+
|-
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| [[Killererin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killererin]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killererin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killererin]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killererin Civil Parish, County Galway|Killererin]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Tuam
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killeroran Civil Parish, County Galway|Killeroran]]
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| Killian
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| Mountbellew
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+
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|-
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| [[Killian Civil Parish, County Galway|Killian]]
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| Killian
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| Mountbellew
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+
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|-
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| [[Killimorbologue Civil Parish, County Galway|Killimorbologue]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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+
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|-
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| [[Killimordaly Civil Parish, County Galway|Killimordaly]]
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| Athenry
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| Loughrea
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+
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|-
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| [[Killimordaly Civil Parish, County Galway|Killimordaly]]
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| Kilconnell
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Killimordaly Civil Parish, County Galway|Killimordaly]]
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| Tiaquin
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Killinan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killinan]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Killinan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killinan]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Killinny Civil Parish, County Galway|Killinny]]
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| Kiltartan
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| Gort
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|-
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| [[Killogilleen Civil Parish, County Galway|Killogilleen]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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+
|
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|-
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| [[Killogilleen Civil Parish, County Galway|Killogilleen]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killora Civil Parish, County Galway|Killora]]
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| Dunkellin
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
+
|-
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| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Galway|Killoran]]
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| Clonmacnowen
+
| Ballinasloe
+
|
+
|
+
|-
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| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Galway|Killoran]]
+
| Leitrim
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Galway|Killoran]]
+
| Longford
+
| Ballinasloe
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killoscobe Civil Parish, County Galway|Killoscobe]]
+
| Tiaquin
+
| Mountbellew
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killosolan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killosolan]]
+
| Kilconnell
+
| Mountbellew
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killosolan Civil Parish, County Galway|Killosolan]]
+
| Tiaquin
+
| Mountbellew
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killower Civil Parish, County Galway|Killower]]
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| Clare
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Killursa Civil Parish, County Galway|Killursa]]
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| Clare
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilmacduagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilmacduagh]]
+
| Kiltartan
+
| Gort
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilmalinoge Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilmalinoge]]
+
| Longford
+
| Portumna
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilmeen Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilmeen]]
+
| Leitrim
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilmeen Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilmeen]]
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| Loughrea
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilmoylan Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilmoylan]]
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| Clare
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilquain Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilquain]]
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| Longford
+
| Portumna
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilreekill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilreekill]]
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| Leitrim
+
| Ballinasloe
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilreekill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilreekill]]
+
| Leitrim
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kiltartan Civil Parish, County Galway|Kiltartan]]
+
| Kiltartan
+
| Gort
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilteskill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilteskill]]
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| Leitrim
+
| Loughrea
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|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilteskill Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilteskill]]
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| Loughrea
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilthomas Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilthomas]]
+
| Kiltartan
+
| Gort
+
|
+
|
+
|-
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| [[Kilthomas Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilthomas]]
+
| Kiltartan
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilthomas Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilthomas]]
+
| Loughrea
+
| Gort
+
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+
|
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|-
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| [[Kilthomas Civil Parish, County Galway|Kilthomas]]
+
| Loughrea
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kiltormer Civil Parish, County Galway|Kiltormer]]
+
| Longford
+
| Ballinasloe
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kiltullagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Kiltullagh]]
+
| Athenry
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Kiltullagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Kiltullagh]]
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| Kilconnell
+
| Loughrea
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|
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|
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|-
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| [[Kinvarradoorus Civil Parish, County Galway|Kinvarradoorus]]
+
| Kiltartan
+
| Gort
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Lackagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Lackagh]]
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| Clare
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| Galway
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|-
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| [[Lackagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Lackagh]]
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| Clare
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| Tuam
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|-
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| [[Leitrim Civil Parish, County Galway|Leitrim]]
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| Leitrim
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Lickerrig Civil Parish, County Galway|Lickerrig]]
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| Athenry
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Lickerrig Civil Parish, County Galway|Lickerrig]]
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| Dunkellin
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Lickerrig Civil Parish, County Galway|Lickerrig]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Lickmolassy Civil Parish, County Galway|Lickmolassy]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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|-
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| [[Liskeevy Civil Parish, County Galway|Liskeevy]]
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| Dunmore
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| Tuam
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|-
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| [[Loughrea Civil Parish, County Galway|Loughrea]]
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| Loughrea
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| Loughrea
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|-
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| [[Meelick Civil Parish, County Galway|Meelick]]
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| Longford
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| Portumna
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|-
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| [[Monivea Civil Parish, County Galway|Monivea]]
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| Clare
+
| Galway
+
|
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|-
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| [[Monivea Civil Parish, County Galway|Monivea]]
+
| Kilconnell
+
| Loughrea
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Monivea Civil Parish, County Galway|Monivea]]
+
| Tiaquin
+
| Galway
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Monivea Civil Parish, County Galway|Monivea]]
+
| Tiaquin
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Monivea Civil Parish, County Galway|Monivea]]
+
| Tiaquin
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moycullen Civil Parish, County Galway|Moycullen]]
+
| Moycullen
+
| Galway
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moylough Civil Parish, County Galway|Moylough]]
+
| Killian
+
| Mountbellew
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moylough Civil Parish, County Galway|Moylough]]
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| Tiaquin
+
| Glennamaddy
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moylough Civil Parish, County Galway|Moylough]]
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| Tiaquin
+
| Mountbellew
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moylough Civil Parish, County Galway|Moylough]]
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| Tiaquin
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Moyrus Civil Parish, County Galway|Moyrus]]
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| Ballynahinch
+
| Clifden
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Omey Civil Parish, County Galway|Omey]]
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| Ballynahinch
+
| Clifden
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Oranmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Oranmore]]
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| Dunkellin
+
| Galway
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Oranmore Civil Parish, County Galway|Oranmore]]
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| Galway
+
| Galway
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Rahoon Civil Parish, County Galway|Rahoon]]
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| Borough of Galway
+
| Galway
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Rahoon Civil Parish, County Galway|Rahoon]]
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| Galway
+
| Galway
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Rahoon Civil Parish, County Galway|Rahoon]]
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| Moycullen
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| Galway
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Ross Civil Parish, County Galway|Ross]]
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| Ross
+
| Ballinrobe
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Ross Civil Parish, County Galway|Ross]]
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| Ross
+
| Oughterard
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|
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|-
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| [[St. Nicholas Civil Parish, County Galway|St. Nicholas]]
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| Borough of Galway
+
| Galway
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[St. Nicholas Civil Parish, County Galway|St. Nicholas]]
+
| Galway
+
| Galway
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Stradbally Civil Parish, County Galway|Stradbally]]
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| Dunkellin
+
| Galway
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Stradbally Civil Parish, County Galway|Stradbally]]
+
| Dunkellin
+
| Gort
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Taghboy Civil Parish, County Galway|Taghboy]]
+
| Killian
+
| Mountbellew
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Templetogher Civil Parish, County Galway|Templetogher]]
+
| Ballymoe
+
| Glennamaddy
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Tiranascragh Civil Parish, County Galway|Tiranascragh]]
+
| Longford
+
| Portumna
+
|
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|-
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| [[Tuam Civil Parish, County Galway|Tuam]]
+
| Ballymoe
+
| Tuam
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Tuam Civil Parish, County Galway|Tuam]]
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| Clare
+
| Tuam
+
|
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|
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|-
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| [[Tuam Civil Parish, County Galway|Tuam]]
+
| Dunmore
+
| Tuam
+
|
+
|
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|-
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| [[Tynagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Tynagh]]
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| Leitrim
+
| Loughrea
+
|
+
|
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|-
+
| [[Tynagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Tynagh]]
+
| Leitrim
+
| Portumna
+
|
+
|
+
|-
+
| [[Tynagh Civil Parish, County Galway|Tynagh]]
+
| Longford
+
| Portumna
+
|
+
|
+
|}
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1.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org ]- has online indexes for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".
  
== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages &amp;&nbsp;Deaths  ==
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2. To obtain certificates of birth, marriage or death for your ancestor[s], write to or contact the following record office; the cost is €10 (about $13) per certificate:
  
Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; General Register Office, Government Offices,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Convent Road Roscommon.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; LoCall: 1890 252076<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988<br>
  
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There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.
  
1.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org ]- has online indexes for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click&nbsp;"Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".  
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3. Here's Jane Lyons' web site with some Civil Registration Indexes to births, marriages and deaths for Ireland:&nbsp; [http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway]<br>
  
2. To obtain&nbsp;certificates of birth, marriage or death for your ancestor[s], write to or contact the following record office; the cost is €10 (about $13) per certificate:
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&nbsp;&nbsp; General Register Office, Government Offices,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Convent Road Roscommon.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; LoCall: 1890 252076<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988<br>
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There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.<br>
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3. Here's Jane Lyons' web site with some Civil Registration Indexes to births, marriages and deaths for Ireland:&nbsp; [http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway]<br>
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== Estate Records  ==
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Estate records may provide names of households in such records as leases, rents, and mortgages. These ought to be consulted and used when extant, especially when church registers do not exist for the time period being researched. Here are some web sites which hold estate records and some transcriptions of same:  
 
Estate records may provide names of households in such records as leases, rents, and mortgages. These ought to be consulted and used when extant, especially when church registers do not exist for the time period being researched. Here are some web sites which hold estate records and some transcriptions of same:  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/landowners2.htm Freeholders in Galway County]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/landowners2.htm Freeholders in Galway County]
  
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway Jane Lyons' website for Galway records online]  
 
*[http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway Jane Lyons' website for Galway records online]  
 
*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/galres.htm Morris' website for Galway genealogy] ($)  
 
*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/galres.htm Morris' website for Galway genealogy] ($)  
*[http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/Galway.shtml John Grenham's Galway webpage]
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*[http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/Galway.shtml John Grenham's Galway webpage]  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/galwaygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Galway]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/galwaygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Galway]
  
== Occupations  ==
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&nbsp; Game Licences for Co. Offaly and Co. Galway in 1821.&nbsp; List of Game Licences for each of Co. offaly and Co. Galway published in the Limerick Chronicle.&nbsp; Gives name and residence of each person.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no.1. 1985 pages 23-25, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i<br>
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&nbsp; Game Licences for Co. Offaly and Co. Galway in 1821.&nbsp; List of Game Licences for each of Co. offaly and Co. Galway published in the Limerick Chronicle.&nbsp; Gives name and residence of each person.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no.1. 1985 pages 23-25, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i<br>  
  
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=== Place-Names  ===
  
Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:<br>
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Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:<br>  
  
 
#[http://www.seanruad.com/ List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Galway.] - click county "Galway"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they&nbsp;lay  
 
#[http://www.seanruad.com/ List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Galway.] - click county "Galway"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they&nbsp;lay  
#''[http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php Topographical Dictionary of Ireland] ''by Samuel A. Lewis; at LibraryIreland.com - provides a rich 1837 historical perspective of each Ireland parish and large township; great for determining which churches existed in each parish--Church of Ireland or Nonconformist
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#[http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php ''Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''] by Samuel A. Lewis; at LibraryIreland.com - provides a rich 1837 historical perspective of each Ireland parish and large township; great for determining which churches existed in each parish--Church of Ireland or Nonconformist
  
== Probates  ==
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*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/_01iwcl.htm Diocese of Clonfert Probate (wills index] only) 1663-1857 ($)  
 
*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/_01iwcl.htm Diocese of Clonfert Probate (wills index] only) 1663-1857 ($)  
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*Abstracts From Some Skerrett Wills covering 1670-1820 in Co. Galway. The Irish Ancestor vo.V.no.2.1973, pages 100-104. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v.5-6
 
*Abstracts From Some Skerrett Wills covering 1670-1820 in Co. Galway. The Irish Ancestor vo.V.no.2.1973, pages 100-104. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v.5-6
  
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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and a host of helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish researchers' queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.  
 
Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and a host of helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish researchers' queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.  
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Here are two major family history societies covering just about all places in County Galway:  
 
Here are two major family history societies covering just about all places in County Galway:  
  
#'''East Galway Family History Society Co'''., Ltd.<br>Woodford, Loughrea, Co. Galway<br>Tel: +353-509-49309<br>Fax: +353-509-49546<br>E-mail: eastgalwayfhs@tinet.ie <br>
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#'''East Galway Family History Society Co'''., Ltd.<br>Woodford, Loughrea, Co. Galway<br>Tel: +353-509-49309<br>Fax: +353-509-49546<br>E-mail: eastgalwayfhs@tinet.ie <br>  
 
#'''West Galway Family History Society<br>'''Research Unit, Venture Centre, Liosbaun Estate,<br>Tuam Road, Galway City<br>Tel: +353-91-756737/Skype: +353-91-756737 <br>E-mail: galwayroots@eircom.net
 
#'''West Galway Family History Society<br>'''Research Unit, Venture Centre, Liosbaun Estate,<br>Tuam Road, Galway City<br>Tel: +353-91-756737/Skype: +353-91-756737 <br>E-mail: galwayroots@eircom.net
  
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Here are some gateway websites with some excellent Galway County family data and resources for researchers:  
 
Here are some gateway websites with some excellent Galway County family data and resources for researchers:  
  
*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/addresses/index.htm Irish Times], also lists&nbsp;all county Heritage Centres' addresses  
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*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/connacht/index_ga.htm#Galway Irish Times], also lists all county Heritage Centres' addresses  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/ County Galway online resources]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/ County Galway online resources]  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/galway.htm FHLFavorites.info Family History Library's "Favorites" listing]  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/galway.htm FHLFavorites.info Family History Library's "Favorites" listing]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/Galway.html Galway Mailist]:&nbsp; send any query to a list or group of those holding in-common ancestry and/or interests &nbsp;of&nbsp;County Galway  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlgal/Galway.html Galway Mailist]:&nbsp; send any query to a list or group of those holding in-common ancestry and/or interests &nbsp;of&nbsp;County Galway  
*[http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/ places.galwaylibrary.ie]- Placenames of Galway.&nbsp;
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*[http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/ places.galwaylibrary.ie]- Placenames of Galway.&nbsp;  
 
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway Jane Lyons' website for Galway records online]
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*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/galres.htm Morris' website for Galway genealogy] ($)
 
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County Galway (Irish: Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland. It is located the province of Connacht. The administrative headquarters are in the city of Galway.

County Galway is home to the largest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) in Ireland.

Contents

General County Research Information

Further information about County Galway is available at the GenUKI site.

See the "Web Sites" section (bottom of the page).

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

County Galway has some significant resources for obtaining cemetery information.

Here are some compiled cemetery links for Galway ancestry:

  1. Interment.net- a gateway web site with some links to Galway places
  2. Visit John Grenham's excellent web site
  3. FamilySearch.org - index to Ireland death registrations (from 1864 to 1958); has many Irish deaths of those born long before the commencement of Civil Registration in 1864. Click "All Records Collections" and scroll to "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
  4. Here are some transcriptions for Shanaglish Townland in Beagh Parish churchyard.
  5. Findagrave has some Bohermore Parish entries online
  6. Forthill Cemetery has some online entries available.
  7. Renvyle Cemetery has a small number of accessible entries available online.
  8. Toorena Cemetery has a few entries perhaps of interest, online

Census

Census records for County Mayo were mostly destroyed prior to 1900. The following web site provides researchers with free online access to an index, and with images, to the only two complete censuses available for Ireland: the 1901 and 1911 censuses, available at the National Archives of Ireland web site at no cost and with scanned images as well.

The Roman Catholic parishioners of Kinvarra, Duras, and Killina for the year 1834 are listed with data available online. 

Church Records

Church of Ireland

The Representative Church Body Library has just about all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some transcript copies are available at:

  • rootsireland - online transcriptions may be forthcoming
  • the local parish  (contact for details in availability)
  • Family History Library (FamilySearch.org) - see the Catalog for Galway county/parish records availability

Contributed by Rev. Iain Knox. The Rev. Edward Bacon's Register. List of baptisms, giving child's name, parents names, date of baptism and address. covers years 1766-1800, Co. Tipperary, Clonmel, Killenaule, Inishlounaght, and Co. Galway, Eyrecourt. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no. 1. 1985, pages 35-48, and 96-115. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

Presbyterian

The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived, and thus are found in various locations. [Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of local Presbyterians as well as descendants of same at large with roots originating from Ireland, are at risk unless and until such time when all of these registers are centralized or, at least copied into microform or, better--digitised and preserved.]

You must conduct exhaustive, thorough studies to determine to which Presbyterian denomination your ancestor belonged; and to then, determine the whereabouts of surviving registers--if any. The following most likely places to find and search Presbyterian registers starts with checking the following locations:

Other:

  1. The excellent rootsireland web site for County Galway currently has one Presbyterian chapel register with data now available online from 1833.
  2. The FHL (Family History Library) has very few transcription copies of Presbyterian chapels

Methodist

The rootsireland web site for County Galway has some Methodist data now available on-line for about 4 different chapels in the county from as early as 1836.

Roman Catholic

The Catholic parish of Ballymacward and Gurteen is also known as Ballymacward and Clonkeenkerril. It includes the civil parishes of Ballymacward and Clonkeen. There are Catholic chapels in both civil parishes, united under one administrator.

The FHL (Family History Library) has copies of some of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Galway parishes in its collection. You can identify these listed online at FamilySearch.org. If you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided, or was from, click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".

The National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of all available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Galway.

The Rootsireland web site has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes now on-line for searching. There are fees attached (about $4.50 for each entry).

Useful Church Records Web Sites

  1. Galway East Heritage Centre - online
  2. Galway West Heritage Centre - online
  3. GenWeb Ireland - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Galway County families
  4. John Grenham's web site has several helpful links for Galway names
  5. Galway County Surname Query board is here
  6. CMCRP Project (Galway) - has a few records for the county
  7. Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Galway, online search in the Protesant marriages from 1845 to 1864

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths

Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:

1.FamilySearch.org - has online indexes for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".

2. To obtain certificates of birth, marriage or death for your ancestor[s], write to or contact the following record office; the cost is €10 (about $13) per certificate:

   General Register Office, Government Offices,
   Convent Road Roscommon.
   Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900
   LoCall: 1890 252076
   Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999
   Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988

There are fees for performing particular searches; see their website for further information.

3. Here's Jane Lyons' web site with some Civil Registration Indexes to births, marriages and deaths for Ireland:  http://www.from-ireland.net/county/galway

Estate Records

Estate records may provide names of households in such records as leases, rents, and mortgages. These ought to be consulted and used when extant, especially when church registers do not exist for the time period being researched. Here are some web sites which hold estate records and some transcriptions of same:

Genealogy

Occupations

  Game Licences for Co. Offaly and Co. Galway in 1821.  List of Game Licences for each of Co. offaly and Co. Galway published in the Limerick Chronicle.  Gives name and residence of each person.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII, no.1. 1985 pages 23-25, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

Place-Names

Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:

  1. List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Galway. - click county "Galway"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they lay
  2. Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel A. Lewis; at LibraryIreland.com - provides a rich 1837 historical perspective of each Ireland parish and large township; great for determining which churches existed in each parish--Church of Ireland or Nonconformist

Probates

Societies

Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and a host of helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish researchers' queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.

Here are two major family history societies covering just about all places in County Galway:

  1. East Galway Family History Society Co., Ltd.
    Woodford, Loughrea, Co. Galway
    Tel: +353-509-49309
    Fax: +353-509-49546
    E-mail: eastgalwayfhs@tinet.ie
  2. West Galway Family History Society
    Research Unit, Venture Centre, Liosbaun Estate,
    Tuam Road, Galway City
    Tel: +353-91-756737/Skype: +353-91-756737
    E-mail: galwayroots@eircom.net

Web Sites

Here are some gateway websites with some excellent Galway County family data and resources for researchers:

Links to articles, subcategories and images under the Category County Galway

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