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'''County Kildare''' is a county in the midlands of [[Ireland]], in the province of '''Leinster'''. It is named after the town of Kildare, which took its name from a small church built by St. Brigid under a large oak tree at the end of the 5th century. From this church came a large religious establishment called Cill-dara, the church of the oak. Both the town and the County were named after Cill-dara. The County’s greatest length is 42 miles from north to south and it is 26 miles in breadth from east to west. The area is 654.1 square miles (1,694.2 sq km).  
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Guide to '''County Kildare ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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{{Click|File:Ireland ORP.png|Ireland Online Genealogy Records}}
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==History==
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'''County Kildare''' is a county in the midlands of [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]], in the province of '''Leinster'''. It is named after the town of Kildare, which took its name from a small church built by St. Brigid under a large oak tree at the end of the 5th century. From this church came a large religious establishment called Cill-dara, the church of the oak. Both the town and the County were named after Cill-dara. The County’s greatest length is 42 miles from north to south and it is 26 miles in breadth from east to west. The area is 654.1 square miles (1,694.2 sq km).  
  
 
The St. Brigid’s monastery survived several attacks by the Vikings during the 9th century and the religious community expanded in later centuries. In 1189, the Cistercian Abbey was formed and an Augustinian establishment was located in Naas in 1200. These settlements were centers of learning during the mediaeval times. Following the Norman invasion, the Fitzgerald’s were granted the county and they became a major force during the Middle Ages in Ireland; building the Maynooth Castle.  
 
The St. Brigid’s monastery survived several attacks by the Vikings during the 9th century and the religious community expanded in later centuries. In 1189, the Cistercian Abbey was formed and an Augustinian establishment was located in Naas in 1200. These settlements were centers of learning during the mediaeval times. Following the Norman invasion, the Fitzgerald’s were granted the county and they became a major force during the Middle Ages in Ireland; building the Maynooth Castle.  
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In 1821, the County’s population was 99,065 and increased to 114,488 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1849, the population decreased until it was 95,723 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 58,028 in 1926, but has increased to 94,190 in 2006. County Kildare is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 84.1%, 13.0%, 1.9% and 0.8%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics have increased to 88.2% in 2006, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 2.9%, 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 6.8%.  
 
In 1821, the County’s population was 99,065 and increased to 114,488 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1849, the population decreased until it was 95,723 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 58,028 in 1926, but has increased to 94,190 in 2006. County Kildare is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 84.1%, 13.0%, 1.9% and 0.8%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics have increased to 88.2% in 2006, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 2.9%, 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 6.8%.  
  
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== General Information about this county ==
 
 
== General Information about this county ==
 
  
 
*The county of Kildare is an inland county of the province of Leinster and is bounded by Dublin, Meath, Offally, Laois, Carlow and Wicklow.  
 
*The county of Kildare is an inland county of the province of Leinster and is bounded by Dublin, Meath, Offally, Laois, Carlow and Wicklow.  
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Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."  
 
Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."  
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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== Archives and Libraries ==
  
Further information about County Kildare is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/KID/index.html GenUKI] site.
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Cill Dara Historical Society<br
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>Contact: Joe Connelly<br>
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Tullywest  Kildare <br>
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County Kildare <br>
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Telephone: 086-1686236
  
== Archives and Libraries  ==
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Local Studies, Genealogy Archives<br>
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County Kildare Library and Arts Centre<br>
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Riverbank<br>
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Mainstreet<br>
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Newbridge, County Kildare<br>
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Telephone: 353 (0)45 433602<br>
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Email: genealogy@kildarecoco.ie or kildaregenealogy@iol.ie<br>
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Also, localhistory@kildarecoco.ie.
  
'''Cill Dara Historical Society'''<br>Contact: Joe Connelly<br>Tullywest, Kildare, County Kildare<br>Telephone: 086-1686236
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
'''Local Studies, Genealogy &amp; Archives'''<br>County Kildare Library and Arts Centre<br>Riverbank<br>Mainstreet<br>Newbridge, County Kildare<br>Telephone: 353 (0)45 433602<br>Email: genealogy@kildarecoco.ie or kildaregenealogy@iol.ie<br>Also, localhistory@kildarecoco.ie.
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*List of [[County Kildare Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Kildare Catholic Parishes]]
  
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ==
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== Land and Property ==
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Kildare is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Kildare&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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== Maps ==
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! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
 
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
 
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| [[Ardkill Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ardkill]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Ardree Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ardree]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Ballaghmoon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballaghmoon]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Ballybought Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballybought]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballybrackan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballybrackan]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Ballymany Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballymany]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballymore Eustace Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballymore Eustace]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballynadrumny Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballynadrumny]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Ballynafagh Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballynafagh]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballysax Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballysax]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Ballysax Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballysax]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballyshannon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballyshannon]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Ballyshannon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballyshannon]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Ballyshannon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ballyshannon]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Balraheen Civil Parish, County Kildare|Balraheen]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Belan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Belan]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Bodenstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Bodenstown]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Brannockstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Brannockstown]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Brideschurch Civil Parish, County Kildare|Brideschurch]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Cadamstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Cadamstown]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Carbury Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carbury]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Carn Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carn]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Carn Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carn]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Carnalway Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carnalway]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Carragh Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carragh]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Carrick Civil Parish, County Kildare|Carrick]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Castledermot Civil Parish, County Kildare|Castledermot]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Castledermot Civil Parish, County Kildare|Castledermot]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Baltinglass
 
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| [[Castledermot Civil Parish, County Kildare|Castledermot]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Carlow
 
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| [[Castledillon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Castledillon]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Churchtown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Churchtown]]
 
| Narragh and Reban West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Clane Civil Parish, County Kildare|Clane]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Clonaghlis Civil Parish, County Kildare|Clonaghlis]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Cloncurry Civil Parish, County Kildare|Cloncurry]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Cloncurry Civil Parish, County Kildare|Cloncurry]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Cloncurry Civil Parish, County Kildare|Cloncurry]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Clonshanbo Civil Parish, County Kildare|Clonshanbo]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Coghlanstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Coghlanstown]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Confey Civil Parish, County Kildare|Confey]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Davidstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Davidstown]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Donadea Civil Parish, County Kildare|Donadea]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Donaghcumper Civil Parish, County Kildare|Donaghcumper]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Donaghcumper Civil Parish, County Kildare|Donaghcumper]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Donaghmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Donaghmore]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Downings Civil Parish, County Kildare|Downings]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Duneany Civil Parish, County Kildare|Duneany]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Dunfierth Civil Parish, County Kildare|Dunfierth]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Dunmanoge Civil Parish, County Kildare|Dunmanoge]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Dunmurraghill Civil Parish, County Kildare|Dunmurraghill]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Dunmurry Civil Parish, County Kildare|Dunmurry]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Feighcullen Civil Parish, County Kildare|Feighcullen]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Feighcullen Civil Parish, County Kildare|Feighcullen]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Fontstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Fontstown]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Fontstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Fontstown]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Forenaghts Civil Parish, County Kildare|Forenaghts]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Gilltown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Gilltown]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Gowran Civil Parish, County Kildare|Gowran]]
 
| Gowran
 
| Kilkenny
 
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| [[Graney Civil Parish, County Kildare|Graney]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Graney Civil Parish, County Kildare|Graney]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Baltinglass
 
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| [[Grangeclare Civil Parish, County Kildare|Grangeclare]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Grangeclare Civil Parish, County Kildare|Grangeclare]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Grangerosnolvan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Grangerosnolvan]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Greatconnell Civil Parish, County Kildare|Greatconnell]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Harristown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Harristown]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Haynestown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Haynestown]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Jago Civil Parish, County Kildare|Jago]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Johnstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Johnstown]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kerdiffstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kerdiffstown]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kilberry Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilberry]]
 
| Narragh and Reban West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Kilcock Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilcock]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Kilcullen Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilcullen]]
 
| Kilcullen
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kildangan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kildangan]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Kildare Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kildare]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kildare Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kildare]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Kildare Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kildare]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kildrought Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kildrought]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Kilkea Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilkea]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
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| [[Kill Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kill]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kill Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kill]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Killadoon Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killadoon]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
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| [[Killashee Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killashee]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Killashee Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killashee]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Killelan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killelan]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Killelan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killelan]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Baltinglass
 
|-
 
| [[Killybegs Civil Parish, County Kildare|Killybegs]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmacredock Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilmacredock]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmeage Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilmeage]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kilmeage Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilmeage]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
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| [[Kilmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilmore]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Kilpatrick Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilpatrick]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Kilrainy Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilrainy]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Kilrush Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilrush]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Kilteel Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kilteel]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Kineagh Civil Parish, County Kildare|Kineagh]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Baltinglass
 
|-
 
| [[Knavinstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Knavinstown]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Lackagh Civil Parish, County Kildare|Lackagh]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Ladytown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Ladytown]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Laraghbryan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Laraghbryan]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Leixlip Civil Parish, County Kildare|Leixlip]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Lullymore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Lullymore]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Lyons Civil Parish, County Kildare|Lyons]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Mainham Civil Parish, County Kildare|Mainham]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Monasterevin Civil Parish, County Kildare|Monasterevin]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Moone Civil Parish, County Kildare|Moone]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Moone Civil Parish, County Kildare|Moone]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Moone Civil Parish, County Kildare|Moone]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Morristownbiller Civil Parish, County Kildare|Morristownbiller]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Mylerstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Mylerstown]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Naas Civil Parish, County Kildare|Naas]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Narraghmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Narraghmore]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Narraghmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Narraghmore]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Narraghmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Narraghmore]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Baltinglass
 
|-
 
| [[Narraghmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Narraghmore]]
 
| Narragh and Reban West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Nurney Civil Parish, County Kildare|Nurney]]
 
| Carbury
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Nurney Civil Parish, County Kildare|Nurney]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Oldconnell Civil Parish, County Kildare|Oldconnell]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Oughterard Civil Parish, County Kildare|Oughterard]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Painestown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Painestown]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Pollardstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Pollardstown]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Rathangan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Rathangan]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Rathangan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Rathangan]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Rathangan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Rathangan]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Rathernan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Rathernan]]
 
| Connell
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Rathmore Civil Parish, County Kildare|Rathmore]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Scullogestown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Scullogestown]]
 
| Ikeathy and Oughterany
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Sherlockstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Sherlockstown]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[St. John's Civil Parish, County Kildare|St. John's]]
 
| Narragh and Reban West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[St. Michaels Civil Parish, County Kildare|St. Michaels]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[St. Michaels Civil Parish, County Kildare|St. Michaels]]
 
| Narragh and Reban West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Stacumny Civil Parish, County Kildare|Stacumny]]
 
| South Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Straffan Civil Parish, County Kildare|Straffan]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Taghadoe Civil Parish, County Kildare|Taghadoe]]
 
| North Salt
 
| Celbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Tankardstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tankardstown]]
 
| Kilkea and Moone
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Tankardstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tankardstown]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Thomastown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Thomastown]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
| [[Timahoe Civil Parish, County Kildare|Timahoe]]
 
| Clane
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Timolin Civil Parish, County Kildare|Timolin]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Baltinglass
 
|-
 
| [[Tipper Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tipper]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Tipperkevin Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tipperkevin]]
 
| Naas South
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Tully Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tully]]
 
| Kilcullen
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Tully Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tully]]
 
| Kilcullen
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Tully Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tully]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Tully Civil Parish, County Kildare|Tully]]
 
| Offaly East
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Usk Civil Parish, County Kildare|Usk]]
 
| Narragh and Reban East
 
| Naas
 
|-
 
| [[Walterstown Civil Parish, County Kildare|Walterstown]]
 
| Offaly West
 
| Athy
 
|-
 
| [[Whitechurch Civil Parish, County Kildare|Whitechurch]]
 
| Naas North
 
| Naas
 
|}
 
 
 
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
 
 
Article 'Pons to Punch' &nbsp;by Punch, Terrence M.&nbsp; Genealogy of Pons and Punch Families, in Co. Kildare, Co. Cork, Nova Scotia Canada, &amp; Australia. From 1175 - 1968. Pages 2-18, found in The Irish Ancestor,Vol. 2, no. 1. 1970&nbsp;at Family History Library 941.5 B2i
 
 
 
Article The Dexters of Dublin and Annfield Co. Kildare by Smith, Patrick Montague.&nbsp; Genealogy of the Dexters of Dublin and Annfield, also the Dexters of Dexterville, Co. Tipperary covers years 1709-1940. Article found in The Irish Ancestor vol. 2 no. 1. 1970&nbsp; pages 31-42. Family History Library 941.5 B2i. Additional information and corrections of original article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III, no.1.1971, pages 63-64, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
 
 
 
=== Maps ===
 
  
 
*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xkildare-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
 
*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xkildare-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
=== Occupations  ===
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== Websites==
 
 
De Breffny, Brian. Businessmen Who Issued Tokens in Ireland 1653-1679. Due to an acute shortage of small change after the death of Charles 1, tradesmen, innkeepers and some local authorities began minting their own substitutes in the form of private tokens. This list of 800 names, gives occupation and place. Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol.X. no.1. 1978, pages 51-60. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11
 
 
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
 
To view a list of Kildare web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/kildare.htm FHLFavorites.info] or click on the following for some great sites.
 
 
 
GENUKI '''-&nbsp;'''[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/KID/index.html Genuki UK/big/irl/KID/index]&nbsp;
 
 
 
Websites - [http://kildare.ie/heritage/history/genealogyindex.htm Kildare heritage/history/genealogyindex]
 
 
 
- [http://kildare.rootsireland.ie/ Kildare.rootsireland]
 
 
 
- [http://www.genealogy-of-uk.com/Ireland/Kildare/genealogy.htm Genealogy-of-uk Ireland/Kildare/genealogy]
 
 
 
- [http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/kildare/ Genealogy links UK/ireland/kildare]
 
 
 
- [http://www.igp-web.com/kildare/index.html igp-web.com/kildare/index]
 
  
- [http://www.goireland.com/genealogy/county-centres/locations/kildare-county.htm Goireland genealogy/county-centres/locations/kildare-county]
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/kildare.htm FHLFavorites.info]
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=64.0 RootsChat Kildare Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/KID/index.html Genuki UK/big/irl/KID/index]&nbsp;
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*[http://kildare.ie/heritage/history/genealogyindex.htm Kildare heritage/history/genealogyindex]
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*[http://kildare.rootsireland.ie/ Kildare.rootsireland]
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*[http://www.genealogy-of-uk.com/Ireland/Kildare/genealogy.htm Genealogy-of-uk Ireland/Kildare/genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/kildare/ Genealogy links UK/ireland/kildare]
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*[http://www.igp-web.com/kildare/index.html/ Index]
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*[http://www.goireland.com/genealogy/county-centres/locations/kildare-county.htm Goireland genealogy/county-centres/locations/kildare-county]  
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kildaregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Kildare]
 
  
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Guide to County Kildare ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History

County Kildare is a county in the midlands of Ireland, in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Kildare, which took its name from a small church built by St. Brigid under a large oak tree at the end of the 5th century. From this church came a large religious establishment called Cill-dara, the church of the oak. Both the town and the County were named after Cill-dara. The County’s greatest length is 42 miles from north to south and it is 26 miles in breadth from east to west. The area is 654.1 square miles (1,694.2 sq km).

The St. Brigid’s monastery survived several attacks by the Vikings during the 9th century and the religious community expanded in later centuries. In 1189, the Cistercian Abbey was formed and an Augustinian establishment was located in Naas in 1200. These settlements were centers of learning during the mediaeval times. Following the Norman invasion, the Fitzgerald’s were granted the county and they became a major force during the Middle Ages in Ireland; building the Maynooth Castle.

There were a number of rebellions and skirmishes in the 1640s. Kildare town was nearly destroyed by the Earl of Ormond and the English forces under his command in 1642. Following the rebellion of the Catholic confederacy of 1641, Cromwell confiscated the lands of many Norman families in 1654. Following the Williamite war of 1689-91, many landholders lost their lands again.

The Georgian period, 1714 – 1830, was a prosperous period for the county. Many manor houses were built including Castletown House by William Conolly of Donegal in the 1740s. The Curragh Race Track was built for horse racing and many military regiments practiced in its fields. The Industrial Revolution brought a cotton mill, a distillery, factories making farm equipment, the railroad and construction of the Grand Canal.

In 1821, the County’s population was 99,065 and increased to 114,488 in 1841. During the Great Famine of 1845-1849, the population decreased until it was 95,723 in 1851. The population continued to decrease to 58,028 in 1926, but has increased to 94,190 in 2006. County Kildare is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1891, the percentage of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was 84.1%, 13.0%, 1.9% and 0.8%. Overtime, the Roman Catholics have increased to 88.2% in 2006, while the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists decreased to 2.9%, 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively, with other or no religions increasing to about 6.8%.

General Information about this county

  • The county of Kildare is an inland county of the province of Leinster and is bounded by Dublin, Meath, Offally, Laois, Carlow and Wicklow.
  • The county is partly in the diocese of Dublin but mostly in the diocese of Kildare. The county is divided into the baronies of Carberry, Clane, Connell, Ikeathy and Oughterany, Kilcullen, Kilkea and Moone, East Narragh and Rheban, West Narragh and Rheban, East Ohphaly, West Ophaly, North Naas, South Naas, North Salt and South Salt. The county contains the incorporated assize and market towns of Naas and Athy; the ancient disfranchised borough and market town of Kildare; the post and market town of Kilcock, Maynooth, Celbridge, Monastereven, Timoline, Rathangan, Leixlip, Killcullen-Bridge, and Newbridge.
  • Agriculture includes wheat, potatoes, turnips, and vegetables.

Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."

Archives and Libraries

Cill Dara Historical Society
Contact: Joe Connelly
Tullywest Kildare
County Kildare
Telephone: 086-1686236

Local Studies, Genealogy Archives
County Kildare Library and Arts Centre
Riverbank
Mainstreet
Newbridge, County Kildare
Telephone: 353 (0)45 433602
Email: genealogy@kildarecoco.ie or kildaregenealogy@iol.ie
Also, localhistory@kildarecoco.ie.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Land and Property

Maps

Websites