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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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The following databases are searched and a link to a new page with the details will appear if results are found . . .

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 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 .
    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 as much as 10 to 15 per cent of marriages and births simply do not appear in the registers.

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11 Responses

  1. Hi Norah I think we are related. I’m the great granddaughter of Patrick Davin – my Nanna is his daughter Bridget. Please get in touch if you would like any more info!

  2. Tara StirlandOctober 24, 2021 @ 8:54 pmReply

    Hi! I’m trying to find out information regarding the Shrule family from Brackloon Shrule. My Nanna was born Bridget Davin in 1935, with siblings Sally (1933), Mary (1937) and John (1938). They were born to Patrick Davin and Bridget Davin (Cottingham). If anyone could help I’d be most appreciative!

  3. June lyonsMarch 12, 2020 @ 10:59 pmReply

    Hi 8m looking for my fathers grave whom I never met Fergus Smith he died on the 14/05/2016 and was buried in shrule cemetery thank you

  4. Norah MaynardJanuary 11, 2019 @ 7:09 pmReply

    Hello! I am looking for any information regarding my grandmother’s family. Honor Davin born 1899, Brackloon.. Her father: Patrick Davin- 1865, Her mother: Sarah Casey- 1865… Siblings: Mary Davin- 1889, Michael Davin- 1892, Patrick Davin- 1901. Is there a local historian that I could contact? Thank you, I love this website!

  5. Peter MurphyJuly 25, 2018 @ 8:52 pmReply

    John Kelly, Castlehackett, Caherlistrane might be able to help.

  6. Gerie BourneOctober 1, 2017 @ 12:53 pmReply

    I am looking for information on celia gibbons from galway who came to U.S approx 1909 sponsored by group of nuns with her cousin Katie Murphy

  7. 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

    • Peter MurphyJuly 25, 2018 @ 8:08 pm

      John Kelly, Castle Hackett, Caherlistrane Co Galway. He should be able to help.

    • Peter MurphyJuly 25, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

      John Kelly, Castlehackett, Caherlistrane might be able to help.

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

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

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