Friday 25 May 2018

Clare Library adds RC Marriages for Rath-Killinaboy County Library's Local Studies department has uploaded transcriptions of the Roman Catholic Marriage Registers for Rath-Killinaboy Parish. They date from 1818 to 1844 and from 1859 to 1880. In total, these registers hold details of 1,135 marriages.

The transcriptions have been created and donated by Sheila Duddy, working from the National Library of Ireland's RC Registers collection. They have been uploaded in spreadsheet format and can be freely viewed by date of marriage, alphabetically by the groom's surname and alphabetically by the bride's maiden surname. The transcriptions include the priest's notes recording impediments to marriage and dispensations.

Additionally, Sheila has created a separate spreadsheet recording 185 Letters of Freedom dating from 1822 to 1838. These letters were issued by a parish priest to allow a male parishioner to marry a woman in another parish. They were accepted as proof the would-be groom was not already married.

The transcriptions can be freely accessed at