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'''County Mayo''' (Irish: '''Contae Mhaigh Eo''') is a county in [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]]. It is located in the province of [[Connacht]]. The county town is [[Castlebar, County Mayo|Castlebar]].  
  
''[[Ireland|Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] County Mayo'' [[Image:County Mayo.jpg|thumb]]
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=== General County Research Information  ===
 
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== General County Research Information  ==
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Further information about County Mayo is available at:  
 
Further information about County Mayo is available at:  
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*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ www.ancestryireland.com/]  
 
*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ www.ancestryireland.com/]  
 
*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/home.html Family history in north County Mayo]  
 
*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/home.html Family history in north County Mayo]  
*[http://www.mayo.ie/dnn/Genealogy.aspx Mayo Family History at Mayo.ie]
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*[http://www.mayo.ie/dnn/Genealogy.aspx Mayo Family History at Mayo.ie]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/killasser-heritage-of-a-mayo-parish/oclc/751833910&referer=brief_results Heritage of Mayo Parish by Bernard O'Hara World Cat]
  
== 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]  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National&nbsp;Archives of Ireland]
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]
 
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Online resources:  
 
Online resources:  
  
*[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/addresses/index.htm Irish Times], also lists all county Heritage Centres' addresses
  
== Cemeteries  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
A considerable number of cemeteries in County Mayo have been transcribed and published. Some of these are available online. Here's a list:<br>  
 
A considerable number of cemeteries in County Mayo have been transcribed and published. Some of these are available online. Here's a list:<br>  
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*CMCR or the County Mayo Cemetery Records Project, now online has modest numbers of online entries from several cemeteries at [http://cmcrp.net/Mayo/index.html http://cmcrp.net/Mayo/index.html] Click "View Records" at top.  
 
*CMCR or the County Mayo Cemetery Records Project, now online has modest numbers of online entries from several cemeteries at [http://cmcrp.net/Mayo/index.html http://cmcrp.net/Mayo/index.html] Click "View Records" at top.  
 
*Internment.net currently has fifteen township/parish cemeteries for County Mayo. View these at: [http://www.interment.net/ireland/mayo.htm http://www.interment.net/ireland/mayo.htm]  
 
*Internment.net currently has fifteen township/parish cemeteries for County Mayo. View these at: [http://www.interment.net/ireland/mayo.htm http://www.interment.net/ireland/mayo.htm]  
*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html Indexed Headstones photos from north County Mayo (free)]: as of June 2012 the catalogue includes over 13,000 headstones from 43 cemeteries and graveyards in north Mayo (around Ballycastle, Killala, Ballina, Belmullet and Crossmolina) - [http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html]
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*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html Indexed Headstones photos from north County Mayo (free)]: as of June 2013 the catalogue includes 22,000&nbsp;photos of the legible headstones in almost every burial ground (79) in north Mayo&nbsp;(around Achill, Ballycastle, Killala, Ballina, Belmullet and Crossmolina) - [http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html http://www.goldenlangan.com/headstones.html]
  
== Census  ==
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=== Census  ===
  
 
Census records for County Mayo (and Ireland in general)&nbsp;were mostly destroyed prior to 1900.  
 
Census records for County Mayo (and Ireland in general)&nbsp;were mostly destroyed prior to 1900.  
  
The following web site provides researchers with free online access to an index,&nbsp;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]  
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The following web site provides researchers with free on-line access to an index,&nbsp;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]  
  
== Church Records  ==
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=== Church Records  ===
  
==== Church of Ireland  ====
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=== Church of Ireland  ===
  
 
The [http://ireland.anglican.org/information/63 Representative Church Body Library] has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:  
 
The [http://ireland.anglican.org/information/63 Representative Church Body Library] has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:  
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*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes
 
*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes
  
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=== Presbyterian ===
 
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==== Presbyterians ====
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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 whose&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originate from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into&nbsp;at least microform or,&nbsp;better--a digitized format.]  
 
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 whose&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originate from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into&nbsp;at least microform or,&nbsp;better--a digitized format.]  
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*The National&nbsp;Archives, Dublin  
 
*The National&nbsp;Archives, Dublin  
 
*The National Library of Ireland
 
*The National Library of Ireland
 
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'''Other:'''  
 
'''Other:'''  
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#The FHL (Family History Library) has but&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Presbyterian&nbsp;chapels<br>
 
#The FHL (Family History Library) has but&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Presbyterian&nbsp;chapels<br>
  
==== Methodist  ====
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=== Methodist  ===
  
 
The&nbsp;[http://mayo.rootsireland.ie/ rootsireland web site ]for County Mayo has some Methodist&nbsp;data now available online for about 5 different chapels in the county from as early as 1829.  
 
The&nbsp;[http://mayo.rootsireland.ie/ rootsireland web site ]for County Mayo has some Methodist&nbsp;data now available online for about 5 different chapels in the county from as early as 1829.  
  
==== Roman Catholic  ====
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
 
The FHL (Family History Library) has several copies of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Mayo 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".<br>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 Mayo.  
 
The FHL (Family History Library) has several copies of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Mayo 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".<br>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 Mayo.  
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The [http://mayo.rootsireland.ie rootsireland.ie web site ]has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes&nbsp;now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).  
 
The [http://mayo.rootsireland.ie rootsireland.ie web site ]has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes&nbsp;now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).  
  
==== Useful Church Records Web Sites  ====
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=== Useful Church Records Web Sites  ===
  
 
#[http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlmay/records.htm#church GenWeb Ireland] - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Mayo County families  
 
#[http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlmay/records.htm#church GenWeb Ireland] - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Mayo County families  
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#[http://www.goldenlangan.com/otherstuff.html Ballycastle, Mayo parish registers] online: [http://www.goldenlangan.com/bcreg-marr.html Marriages], [http://www.goldenlangan.com/bcreg-deaths.html Deaths], at GoldenLangan.com<br>
 
#[http://www.goldenlangan.com/otherstuff.html Ballycastle, Mayo parish registers] online: [http://www.goldenlangan.com/bcreg-marr.html Marriages], [http://www.goldenlangan.com/bcreg-deaths.html Deaths], at GoldenLangan.com<br>
  
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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=== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ===
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Mayo is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Mayo&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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*List of [[County Mayo Parishes]]
  
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=== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths  ===
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! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]
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! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
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! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
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| [[Achill Civil Parish, County Mayo|Achill]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Newport
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| [[Addergoole Civil Parish, County Mayo|Addergoole]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Addergoole Civil Parish, County Mayo|Addergoole]]
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| Tirawley
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| Castlebar
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| [[Aghagower Civil Parish, County Mayo|Aghagower]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Westport
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| [[Aghagower Civil Parish, County Mayo|Aghagower]]
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| Murrisk
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| Westport
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| [[Aghamore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Aghamore]]
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| Costello
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| Claremorris
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| [[Aghamore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Aghamore]]
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| Costello
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| Swineford
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| [[Aglish Civil Parish, County Mayo|Aglish]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Annagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Annagh]]
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| Costello
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| Claremorris
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| [[Ardagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ardagh]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Attymass Civil Parish, County Mayo|Attymass]]
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| Gallen
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| Ballina
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| [[Balla Civil Parish, County Mayo|Balla]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Castlebar
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| [[Ballinchalla Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballinchalla]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballinrobe Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballinrobe]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballintober]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Westport
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| [[Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballintober]]
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| Carra
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballintober]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Ballyhean Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballyhean]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Ballynahaglish Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballynahaglish]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Ballyovey Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballyovey]]
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| Carra
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Ballysakeery Civil Parish, County Mayo|Ballysakeery]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Bekan Civil Parish, County Mayo|Bekan]]
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| Costello
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| Claremorris
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| [[Bohola Civil Parish, County Mayo|Bohola]]
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| Gallen
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| Castlebar
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| [[Bohola Civil Parish, County Mayo|Bohola]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Breaghwy Civil Parish, County Mayo|Breaghwy]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Burriscarra Civil Parish, County Mayo|Burriscarra]]
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| Carra
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Burriscarra Civil Parish, County Mayo|Burriscarra]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Burrishoole Civil Parish, County Mayo|Burrishoole]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Newport
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| [[Castlemore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Castlemore]]
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| Costello
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| Castlereagh
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| [[Cong Civil Parish, County Mayo|Cong]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Cong Civil Parish, County Mayo|Cong]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Oughterard
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| [[Crossboyne Civil Parish, County Mayo|Crossboyne]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Crossmolina Civil Parish, County Mayo|Crossmolina]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Dingle Civil Parish, County Mayo|Dingle]]
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| Corkaguiny
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| Dingle
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| [[Doonfeeny Civil Parish, County Mayo|Doonfeeny]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Drum Civil Parish, County Mayo|Drum]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Inishbofin Civil Parish, County Mayo|Inishbofin]]
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| Murrisk
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| Clifden
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| [[Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo|Islandeady]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Westport
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| [[Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo|Islandeady]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo|Islandeady]]
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| Carra
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| Westport
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| [[Kilbeagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilbeagh]]
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| Costello
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| Castlereagh
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| [[Kilbeagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilbeagh]]
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| Costello
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| Swineford
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| [[Kilbelfad Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilbelfad]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilbride]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcolman]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcolman]]
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| Costello
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| Castlereagh
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| [[Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcommon]]
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| Erris
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| Belmullet
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| [[Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcommon]]
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| Erris
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| Newport
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| [[Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcommon]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcommon]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Claremorris
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| [[Kilconduff Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilconduff]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Kilcummin Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilcummin]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Kildacommoge Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kildacommoge]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Kildacommoge Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kildacommoge]]
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| Gallen
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| Castlebar
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| [[Kilfian Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilfian]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Kilfian Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilfian]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Kilgarvan Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilgarvan]]
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| Gallen
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| Ballina
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| [[Kilgeever Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilgeever]]
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| Murrisk
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| Westport
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| [[Killala Civil Parish, County Mayo|Killala]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Killasser Civil Parish, County Mayo|Killasser]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Killedan Civil Parish, County Mayo|Killedan]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Kilmaclasser Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmaclasser]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Westport
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| [[Kilmainebeg Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmainebeg]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Kilmainemore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmainemore]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Kilmeena Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmeena]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Newport
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| [[Kilmeena Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmeena]]
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| Burrishoole
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| Westport
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| [[Kilmolara Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmolara]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Kilmore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmore]]
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| Erris
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| Belmullet
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| [[Kilmoremoy Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmoremoy]]
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| Tirawley
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| Ballina
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| [[Kilmovee Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilmovee]]
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| Costello
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| Swineford
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| [[Kilturra Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilturra]]
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| Costello
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| Swineford
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| [[Kilvine Civil Parish, County Mayo|Kilvine]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Knock Civil Parish, County Mayo|Knock]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Knock Civil Parish, County Mayo|Knock]]
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| Costello
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| Claremorris
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| [[Lackan Civil Parish, County Mayo|Lackan]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Manulla Civil Parish, County Mayo|Manulla]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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| [[Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| Athlone
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| Claremorris
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| [[Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Castlebar
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| [[Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Meelick Civil Parish, County Mayo|Meelick]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Moorgagagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Moorgagagh]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Moygawnagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Moygawnagh]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Oughaval Civil Parish, County Mayo|Oughaval]]
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| Murrisk
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| Westport
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| [[Rathreagh Civil Parish, County Mayo|Rathreagh]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Robeen Civil Parish, County Mayo|Robeen]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Rosslee Civil Parish, County Mayo|Rosslee]]
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| Carra
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Rosslee Civil Parish, County Mayo|Rosslee]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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|-
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| [[Shrule Civil Parish, County Mayo|Shrule]]
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| Kilmaine
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Tagheen Civil Parish, County Mayo|Tagheen]]
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| Clanmorris
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| Claremorris
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| [[Templemore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Templemore]]
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| Gallen
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| Castlebar
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| [[Templemore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Templemore]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Templemurry Civil Parish, County Mayo|Templemurry]]
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| Tirawley
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| Killala
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| [[Toomore Civil Parish, County Mayo|Toomore]]
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| Gallen
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| Swineford
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| [[Touaghty Civil Parish, County Mayo|Touaghty]]
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| Carra
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| Ballinrobe
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| [[Turlough Civil Parish, County Mayo|Turlough]]
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| Carra
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| Castlebar
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== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages &amp;&nbsp;Deaths  ==
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Government-sponored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1864. To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:  
 
Government-sponored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1864. To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:  
 
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1.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org ]- has online databases for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click&nbsp;"Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".  
 
1.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org ]- has online databases 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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&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>  
 
&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>  
  
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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There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.  
  
== Estate Records  ==
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=== 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:  
 
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.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm Freeholders Records] -&nbsp;;many Irish freeholders
 
**[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm Freeholders Records] -&nbsp;;many Irish freeholders
  
== Occupations  ==
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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>  
 
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 Mayo.] - click county "Mayo"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside  
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#[http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/ List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Mayo.] - click county "Mayo"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside  
 
#''[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
 
#''[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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=== Societies  ===
  
 
Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish 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 host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish 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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#'''South Mayo Family Research Centre<br>'''Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo<br>Tel/Fax: +353-92-41214<br>E-mail: soumayo@iol.ie<br>Web: http://www.mayo.irishroots.net
 
#'''South Mayo Family Research Centre<br>'''Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo<br>Tel/Fax: +353-92-41214<br>E-mail: soumayo@iol.ie<br>Web: http://www.mayo.irishroots.net
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
To view a list of Mayo web sites, visit  
 
To view a list of Mayo web sites, visit  
  
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*Mayo Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=71.0 RootsChat Mayo Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
 
*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/otherstuff.html GoldenLangan.com] provides a list of resources for researching family history in County Mayo  
 
*[http://www.goldenlangan.com/otherstuff.html GoldenLangan.com] provides a list of resources for researching family history in County Mayo  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/mayo.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/mayo.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
 
*[http://mayo.rootsireland.ie RootsIreland.ie ]has hundreds of thousands of entries for County Mayo, now online. The index search is free. However, to view the details, there is a fee attached per view.  
 
*[http://mayo.rootsireland.ie RootsIreland.ie ]has hundreds of thousands of entries for County Mayo, now online. The index search is free. However, to view the details, there is a fee attached per view.  
 
*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org ]has millions of Irish entries--some of which pertain to County Mayo. To view, see "All Records Collections" and scroll down and view the links under "Ireland"  
 
*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org ]has millions of Irish entries--some of which pertain to County Mayo. To view, see "All Records Collections" and scroll down and view the links under "Ireland"  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mayogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Mayo]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mayogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Mayo]  
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*[http://www.centenarymayo.ie/ Centenary Mayo]
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County Mayo (Irish: Contae Mhaigh Eo) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht. The county town is Castlebar.

Contents

General County Research Information

Further information about County Mayo is available at:

Archives and Libraries

Online resources:

  • Irish Times, also lists all county Heritage Centres' addresses

Cemeteries

A considerable number of cemeteries in County Mayo have been transcribed and published. Some of these are available online. Here's a list:

Census

Census records for County Mayo (and Ireland in general) were mostly destroyed prior to 1900.

The following web site provides researchers with free on-line access to an index, with images, to the only two complete censuses available for Ireland: the 1901 and 1911 censuses, available at the National Archives of Ireland

Church Records

Church of Ireland

The Representative Church Body Library has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:

  • the local parish
  • local archives and libraries
  • FHL (Family History Library) has few transcription copies of Church of Ireland parishes

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 whose roots originate from Ireland, are at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into at least microform or, better--a digitized format.]

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 start your search to find and search Presbyterian registers starts with checking at the following locations:

  • the local Presbyterian congregation/church (if still in use)
  • distant Presbyterian chapels (if the local chapel closed)
  • town libraries
  • county archives/libraries
  • PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
  • The National Archives, Dublin
  • The National Library of Ireland

Other:

  1. The excellent rootsireland web site for County Mayo has some Presbyterian data now available online for 7 different chapels; some from as early as 1819.
  2. The FHL (Family History Library) has but few transcription copies of Presbyterian chapels

Methodist

The rootsireland web site for County Mayo has some Methodist data now available online for about 5 different chapels in the county from as early as 1829.

Roman Catholic

The FHL (Family History Library) has several copies of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Mayo 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 Mayo.

The rootsireland.ie web site has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).

Useful Church Records Web Sites

  1. GenWeb Ireland - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Mayo County families
  2. Aghamore and Knock Roman Catholic Parish data online from 1864, on (only)
  3. Mayo Ancestors has lots of County Mayo ancestors listed mostly in the 19th C.
  4. John Grenham's web site has several helpful links for Mayo names
  5. Mayo County Surname Query board is here
  6. CMCRP Project (Mayo) - has a few records for the county
  7. Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Mayo, online, 1864, on
  8. Ireland Civil Registration of (Protestant) Marriages 1845-1863 at FamilySearch.org
  9. Ballycastle, Mayo parish registers online: Marriages, Deaths, at GoldenLangan.com

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths

Government-sponored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1864. 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 databases 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.

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:

Occupations

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 Mayo. - click county "Mayo"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside
  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

Societies

Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish 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 the two major family history societies holding coverage for the whole county and the contact information for each:

  1. Mayo North Family Heritage
    Eniscoe, Castle Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo
    Tel: +353-96-31809/ Skype: +353-96-31809
    Fax: +353-96-31885
    E-mail: normay@iol.ie
    Web: http://www.mayo.irishroots.net
  2. South Mayo Family Research Centre
    Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
    Tel/Fax: +353-92-41214
    E-mail: soumayo@iol.ie
    Web: http://www.mayo.irishroots.net

Web Sites

To view a list of Mayo web sites, visit

Links to articles, subcategories and images under the Category County Mayo Genealogy

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