The Irish in America

Ireland Reaching Out: Parish List


Mike Feerick of Ireland Reaching Out left a comment a couple of days ago and provided a complete list of the Galway parishes involved in the program:

The Full List of South-East Galway Parishes….. It’s a big part of County Galway!

Abbey and Duniry
Aughrim & Kilconnell
Ardrahan / Labane
Ballinakill & Derrybrien
Gort (Kilbeacanty & Beagh)
Kilconieran & Clostoken
Clonfert, Meelick and Eyrecourt
Fohenagh and Killure
Kilchreest & Castledaly
Leitrim & Killeenadeema
Fahy and Quansborough
Kiltullagh & Killimordaly
Mullagh, Killoran, Kilrickle, Cappataggle
New Inn & Bullaun
Portumna, Boula, Gortanumera
Ballymacward & Gurteen

Do you trace your ancestry to one of the south-east Galway counties? If you can, you must visit the Ireland Reaching Out website!


Author: Aine

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born. Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...

4 thoughts on “Ireland Reaching Out: Parish List

  1. Hello, all – I live in SW Ohio. My first immigrant Irish ancestor was Miria Ridge (b ca March, 1840). She was born in the Parish of Lickmolassy, in County Galway, and came to Louisville, Kentucky in about 1850; thus, she was about ten years old at the time. I can’t find any immigration records for her (or any Ridge who may have traveled with her) .Her father was Michael Ridge, b 1814; her mother was Catherine, surname not known. I have a handwritten copy of the Census of 1841, which my late grandmother procured from Irish authorities in 1901; this document indicates that Miria’s grandfather was also a Michael Ridge, b 1781; he was a farmer, and is mentioned in Griffith’s Valuation. It’s unknown whether the Potato Famine caused the Ridge emigration, though it’s a good possibility. Any comments will be more than welcome.

    Slán agat:)

    • Hi, Gene — Have you contacted the folks at Ireland Reaching Out

      • Hi, Aine – I went to the link – should I post on the board there?

        Go raibh maith agat:)

      • I think it’s a good idea. I would just post the same info you posted here. I would love to see a copy of the document your grandmother procured. Perhaps Miria made the journey with neighbors – since you mentioned her mother’s surname is unknown, I know you already thought of that one! When is the first US Census Miria appears in? Do you know much about her early life in US? Please keep me posted, Gene…thanks!

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