Well I'm replying purely to say why it won't work and I'm NOT trying to
The answer actually lies WITHIN YOUR POST and it is simply that
Ballyshannon is not in Fermanagh!
In the same manner one can not say that a townland in some Parish wasn't
in a different Parish at some date, and Parishes do cross county borders
too so unfortunately things get clouded even for those of us living in
If one takes Galloon "fork of pool," called in the Papal Taxation "
Gabalynan " and valued at 6 marks. Patron Saint Comgall. The Parish
Church standeth in the island of Galloon.
The Church was burnt by an accidental fire in 1819 and a New Church
built in 1821, by aid of a grant of 2,000 from the Board of First Fruits.
St. John's, Ematris (a.k.a Kilcrow) was created out of Galloon in 1738.
Sallaghy formed out of Galloon about the year 1840. The Church
was consecrated 4 July, 1843
Aghabog was taken out of it in 1767.
On Jan. 17, 1804, the parishes of Killeevan and Currin, were
disappropriated and separated therefrom and in lieu thereof a Corps was
appropriated, called the R. & V. Galloon, consisting of the island of
Galloon, the site of the Parish Church of the ancient Corps of said
dignity and other portions or denominations of townlands belonging to
the parish of Drumkrin, together with a portion of the parish of Drummully.
So, where did the people of Aghabog, Ematris, Killeevan, Currin,
Sallaghy bury their dead before these Parishes were created since "The
Parish Church standeth in the island of Galloon"?
If one's kin were in Galloon Parish then it's possible they came under
one of the new parishes as and when they came into being, and that's
without them moving from that townland!
Sallaghy records, for example, can only go back to 1843, so if people
had kin there they need to look at what Parish they might have been in
Researching Parishes etc needs Military precision in it's approach and
unless posts had this type of precision the Archives can't be indexed as
I live in Ireland and it's difficult enough for me and I know where
Killeevan, Aghabog etc are and have been to them (pics on IGP) so I'm
certainly NOT criticizing anyone, I even have to check maps to see which
county some place is in!
Members of FG won't have, nor be expected to have, anything near the
accuracy to post in such detail to allow for Indexing of Archives.
With over 40,000,000 posts on FG, people today could possibly find
exactly what they are looking for, which may have been posted 15 years
ago or more by someone no longer a member, simply by searching a Surname
or townland or whatever via the existing Archives in their present state.
I trust the above will show people how simple it is to try to do
research in Ireland!! :-))
On 30/09/2014 16:24, William Flanagan via wrote:
Bud Flanagan here.
May I make a suggestion ??
I am retired from the Military. This is how they did.
When you wanted to get something, or look something up, you always started
with its name.
Not all the adjectives used to describe or locate it.
Ireland, Fermanagh, Ballyshannon, Family name.
How many times have you searched by State, City, address.
This is how it will end up in the archives...If you want to find it again,
it is in alphabetical order waiting for you.