County Monaghan, Ireland Genealogy

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County Monaghan (Irish: Contae Mhuineacháin) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the province of Ulster. The county town is Monaghan.


  • Further information about County Monaghan is available at the GenUKI site.

General Information about this county

  • The county of Monaghan is an inland county of the province of Ulster. It is bounded by counties Louth, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan and Meath.
  • The county is completely within the diocese of Clogher and province of Armagh. The civil jurisidiction divides Monaghan into the baronies of Cremorne, Dartree, Farney, Monaghan, and Trough. It contains the disfranchised borough, market and assize town of Monaghan; the market and post towns of Carrickmacross, Catale-Blayney, Ballybay, Clones, and Newbliss; and the post towns of Emyvale and Glaslough. The principal villages are Smithsborough, Ballytrain, Ballinode, Glennon, and Rock-Corry. The county court house and gaol are in the town of Monaghan, where the assizes are held; general quarter-sessions are held four times in the year at Monaghan and Castle - Blayney. There are 23 constabulary police stations. In military arrangements the county is in the Belfast district, and contains a barrack at Monaghan for cavalry; the barrack has accommodations for 3 officers, 54 privates, and 44 horses, and hospital accommodation for 4 patients, but is generally occupied by a detachment of infantry from Londonderry or Newry.
  • Few of the farms on the larger estates are tenanated in perpetuity; the usual term is 21 years and a life, or 60 years and three lives.
  • The larger farms throughout the county do not average 25 acres; smaller, which are much more numerous, not six, so that ten acres may be adopted as the general average.
  • The linen manufacture was established here at a very early period, and several towns and villages owe their origin to this branch of national industry. Both spinning and weaving declined consideraably until the last few years, within which period the trade has revived.

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

General County Research Information

Further information about County Monaghan is available at;

Archives and Libraries

On-line resources:

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

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Monaghan is available at Irish Times site.

A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Monaghan is available at the Irish Times site. 

Civil Parish - Church of Ireland

Barony Poor Law Union Catholic Parish[1] Catholic Diocese[1]
Aghabog Dartree Clones Aghabog


Aghabog Dartree Cootehill
Aghabog Dartree Monaghan
Aghnamullen Cremorne Carrickmacross

Aghnamullen East; Aghnamullen West

Aghnamullen Cremorne Castelblayney
Aghnamullen Cremorne Castleblayney
Aghnamullen Cremorne Cootehill
Ballybay Cremorne Castleblayney part Tullycorbet; part Aghnamullen
Ballybay Monaghan Castleblayney
Clones Dartree Clones

Clones Dartree Monaghan
Clones Monaghan Inishowen
Clones Monaghan Monaghan
Clontibret Cremorne Castleblayney Clontibret
Clontibret Cremorne Monaghan
Currin Dartree Clones Killeevan
Currin Dartree Cootehill
Donagh Trough Monaghan Donagh Clogher
Donaghmore Farney Carrickmacross

Donaghmore Farney Castleblayney
Donaghmoyne Farney Carrickmacross Donaghmoyne
Donaghmoyne Farney Castleblayney
Drummully Dartree Clones Galloon Clogher
Drumsnat Monaghan Monaghan Drumsnat and Kilmore Clogher
Ematris Dartree Cootehill Ematris Clogher
Errigal Trough Trough Clogher Errigal Trough
Errigal Trough Trough Monaghan
Inishkeen Farney Dundalk Inishkeen Clogher
Killanny Farney Carrickmacross Carrickmacross Clogher
Killeevan Dartree Clones Killeevan

Killeevan Dartree Cootehill
Killeevan Dartree Monaghan
Kilmore Monaghan Monaghan Drumsnat and Kilmore Clogher
Magheracloone Farney Carrickmacross Magheracloone Clogher
Magheross Farney Carrickmacross Carrickmacross Clogher
Monaghan Monaghan Monaghan Monaghan Clogher
Muckno Cremorne Castleblayney Muckno Clogher
Tedavnet Monaghan Monaghan Tydavnet Clogher
Tehallan Cremorne Monaghan Tyholland
Tehallan Monaghan Monaghan
Tullycorbet Cremorne Monaghan Tullycorbet
Tullycorbet Monaghan Monaghan


  • Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Some Connecting Links between Ireland and the New World from Old Newspapers.  Alphabetical listings of births, marriages and deaths in the Munster Newspapers covering U.S.A. Canada, West Indies and England, years 1765-1826.  Article found in The Irish Ancestor vol.2, no. 1. 1970 pages 62-69. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i



Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. List of Wills proved in these Diocese, covering years 1739-1810, article in The Irish Ancestor,, pages 112-121, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6.


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.

Monaghan Ancestry

Clogher Historical Society
6 Tully,
County Monaghan,
Tel: +353 47 82304
Member of the Irish Genealogical Project.

Clogher Historical Society

St Macartan's College,
County Monaghan,

Tel: +353 47 71984

Monaghan County Library

The Diamond,
County Monaghan,
Tel: +353 47 51143

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA:, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r