The following are some interesting and useful references that I came across while researching for the website

  1. ‘Cappagh a sense of history’  by Frank Whelan. A great book offering a super and comprehensive insight into Cappagh, its people and its places. Access the ebook format here


  1. Census 1901 and 1911 provide fascinating facts about who lived in different areas, what their religion, occupation and marital status was. Whether they could read or write.


  1. Land Estates database NUIG



Griffith ’s Valuation is the name widely given to the Primary Valuation of Ireland, a property tax survey carried out in the mid-nineteenth century under the supervision of Sir Richard Griffith. The survey involved the detailed valuation of every taxable piece of agricultural or built property on the island of Ireland and was published county-by-county between the years 1847 and 1864.


  1. John Feheney Biogoraphical Dictionary of Lower Connello

5. Baptism and marriage records in 1800’s

6. Chronicon Paroeciale( parish chronicle):  This was a handwritten book kept by the parish priests of the parish over the years. It provides an invaluable insight into the day to day running of the parish. The first entry is 1839 and the last 1998.

7. Pastoral area Population stats from Mary Immaculate study

8. Collections of folklore by NS children 1937-1939

9. Griffith valuation and maps

10. historic maps from 1840

11. General record of five of births, marriages and deaths

12. buildings of

13. placenames


15. Useful list from Morty WallaceIMG_0811