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This search page looks for surnames sounding like the one you enter in the form below . If you want to enter a firstname , use a part of the name such as Pat for Patrick – this will get all the records entered as Pat , Patk and Patrick . If you leave this set to Any it will include all firstnames.
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NB :: Surnames today are often spelt differently to than they were recorded in the 18th and 19th century , for example Ryan has turned up in local records as O’Wryen , O’Royn , Roin , Ryne etc.


  • Census of Ireland 1901

    Follow meHead of Household (B) 1901

    Head of household and building type information plus some family data.

  • 1901 census information for Shrule and surrounding area relating to the types of buildings and the name of the head of household , number in the household and land holders name – the records do not detail everyone , just Head of Household and property details .
  • Follow meHousehold Forms (A)

    1901 Census A forms for some households detailing who was present on census night and including their ages , education and relation to the head of the household – Not a lot of records on shrule here but the whole census is online free at the National Archives (linked below) so it seems pointless to add more here !
    Partial Census records are entered for the Parish of Shrule and some peripheral parishes for 1901 , the following links are to Ireland’s National archive records (1901) :: click here for Mayo records and here for Galway records – the links send you to the online census records approximating what you searched for here but with records from the whole county

  • Census of Ireland – 1911

  • The Census of Ireland for all 32 counties is online at The National Archives of Ireland , the records include both 1901 and 1911. The are no records on Shrule.com for the 1911 census .
    National archive records (1911) :: click here for Mayo records and here for Galway records – the links send you to the online census records for 1911 approximating what you searched for here but with records from the whole county.
  • Follow meBirth/Baptismal records 1831 – 1899

    Baptismal records from the Shrule parish records (RC) from 1831 to 1899.

  • Follow meNational School registers

    The school registers for Kilroe NS and Clydagh NS from 1870 to 1970 showing pupils name ,dates attended , parent’s name , occupation and address.

  • Follow me Marriage records 1831 – 1899

    Marriage and certificate records from the Shrule parish records (RC) from 1831 to 1899.

  • Follow me Graveyard inscriptions 1700 – 2000

    Graveyard inscriptions for Shrule and Moyne graveyards , … more to come ….

  • Follow meEmmigrant advertisements

    The search for Missing friends advertisements in various newspapers in the USA during the 19th century.

  • Follow meGriffith’s Valuation 1848 – 1856

    Griffith’s Valuation is the only detailed record of Irish land ownership and tenancy in the 19th century.Shrule area was valued in 1854.
    An online version for the whole country is available at askaboutireland.ie .
    This allows access to 6″ Griffith Valuation maps and original pages etc… (Free!).

  • Follow meTithe Applotments 1823 – 1838

    The Composition Act of 1823 specified that tithes due to the Established Church, the Church of Ireland, which had hitherto been payable in kind, should now be paid in money.In the next 15 years every parish was valued fot tithing purposes.

  • Follow me Flax Growers (1796) List

    Spinning wheel or Flax growers lists showing who qualified for awards in 1796 . The linen industry awarded flax growers with spinning wheels or looms depending on the acreage of flax grown.

  • Follow me1641 Books of Survey and Distribution

    View the Shrule and related documents
    After the wars of the mid seventeenth century, the English government needed solid information on land ownership throughout Ireland to carry out its policy of land redistribution. The Books of Survey and Distribution record ownership before the Cromwellian and Williamite confiscations, c.1641, and after, c.1666


Flax growers list (1796) , Griffith Valuation , 1901 Head of Households (B1) , Baptism and Marriage records from Shrule parish plus the school registers for Kilroe and Clydagh national schools are available here .
The census data is expanding constantly and if you would like to add some records it would be appreciated . No records from the Baptism , Birth or Marriage database are available after 1899 for data protection reasons . No school record details later than 1921 are displayed other than the pupils name and the school they attended . No records are stored for later than 1970 for data protection and security reasons.
A word of warning in relation to Birth , Marriage and Death records ,it is impossible to be sure how much is not there, since the thoroughness of local registration depended very much on local conditions and on the people responsible, but according to sources such as ancestry.com as much as 10 to 15 per cent of marriages and births simply do not appear in the registers.

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  1. ChristinaMay 1, 2017 @ 3:18 pmReply

    I am looking for information regarding the grave of Peter kelly who died on the 12th may 1955.
    He was from curralane but dies in ardkill kilmaine.
    I am doing this on behalf of an 83 yeart old relative who says he was buried in shrule and did
    have a number for the grave marking but so far she
    cant get any more information on this. Thank you
    Christina Kelly

  2. Larry McCartyApril 11, 2013 @ 12:19 amReply

    Looking for information on the family of Stephen McCarty (Carty) and Margaret Davin



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