Genealogy / Family tree research

A large number of requests for information and assistance with tracing families or family histories are now received by the parish.
Unfortunately the process of searching old records can be very time consuming and the Parish does not have the resources to deal with requests for historical records on demand. For reasons of security and confidentiality old registers cannot be made available for inspection by the public.
We can offer very limited facilities by responding to written requests, where possible.

Please fill in the details you request on the form below.
Data Protection laws of the Republic of Ireland do not allow for information regarding any living person to be given to anyone other than the person whose details are recorded, or in the case of children to their parents or guardians.

The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin2., holds all historical records of Roman Catholic Baptismal Registers on micro film and these are available there for research.

These records can now be viewed online at

There are also a number of centres specialising in family research. Clewbay Heritage Centre, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo and South Mayo Family Research, Main Street, Ballinrobe cover the Louisburgh area.

Louisburgh parish baptismal records date from 1850 but early records have very little data.
There are some marriage records from 1844 /45 and from 1875 but early records are very incomplete.
Deaths were recorded from 1921.

Person to whom records should be sent, (records will preferably be sent by email)


Records Required Baptismal ☐ Marriage ☐ Death ☐

Name of person research relates to:

Parents of that person:
Any further information:

Approximate date of birth:

For marriage, approx date of Marriage:

For death, approx date of death"

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