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Thursday, 2 June 2016

RCB Library's archive of the month features register transcriptions for parishes of Killinane and Kilconicky

In-depth research by Gerry Kearney has been compiled
into an impressive archive of information about the two
parish unions and the families that lived in them.
Indexed transcriptions of the surviving registers and other church records for Galway's Church of Ireland parishes of Killinane and Kilconicky have been released as the Representative Church Body Library's Archive of the Month.

The transcriptions, together with colour images and information of local history interest about the parishes and the families that lived in them, have been brought together in a newly published work by local historian Gerry Kearney in The Church of Ireland Unions of Killinane and Kilconickny, Loughrea, County Galway – A History (2015). Biographical notes of the families of these small communities were compiled from the transcribed church records, gravestone inscriptions from Killinane and Bookeen graveyards, and other related research material.

The Archive presentation provides a lot of contextual information and is well worth a read before diving into the transcriptions.