Monday 27 January 2020

Cork North Cathedral launches register search facility

If you have ancestral connections to Cork City you'll be interested to note that the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne (also known as North Cathedral) is now offering an online service to researchers seekiing information from their parish registers.

The fee for all requests is €20, payable by credit card online.

The registers held are among the earliest in the country. They date from 1731 for baptisms, 1748 for marriages, and from 1870 for confirmations.

Up to 1880, these baptism and marriage registers are already imaged and freely available via the National Library of Ireland's RC Registers site at That same collection is indexed and free to search and view via FindMyPast (you need only to be registered with the site), but some researchers may have queries that reach beyond what those sites can answer, or they may want post-1880 information or a search of the Confirmations register.

Well, now such a route is available, provided you can explain it in less than 750 characters!

Here's the link to the Query Form: