Annagh, Cavan Genealogy

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Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Armagh Gotoarrow.png Annagh Civil Parish

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

Historical Overview


Annagh, or Belturbet, a parish, partly in the barony of Lower Loughtee, but chiefly in that of Tullaghgarvey, county of Cavan, and province of Ulster, on the road from Ballyconnell to Cavan; containing, with the greater part of the market and post-town of Belturbet, 12,269 inhabitants.

Annagh is located in the Roman Catholic parish of Belturbet, Dioces of Kilmore, whereas Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland states that Annagh is divided into the districts of Annagh West and Annagh East, or Killoughter, the former containing a chapel at Drumalee, and the latter at Red Hill.

There was also one Presbyterian congregation located in Belturet and two Methodist chapels.


The parish of Annagh is surrounded by the parishes of Castleterra, Drumlane, Drung, and Urney, as well as the county of Fermanagh. It is located in the poor law unions of Cavan and Cootehill.

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Graveyards are located in the towns of Annagh, Belturbet, Clonosey, Cloverhill Demesne, Castlesaunderson, Drumalee, Drumeena, Glasdrumman, and Mullalougher. Roman Catholic cemeteries are located in Belturbert, Drumalee, and Glasdrumman.


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Civil Registration

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

Land records

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

Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

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

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