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You can search the Elphin Census records by name and parish.

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Geographic coverage
The Elphin diocese covers most of County Roscommon, plus parts of County Galway and County Sligo:
  • Co. Roscommon - 51 of the 59 parishes are included (excluded are Castlemore, Creagh, Drum, Kilcolman, Kilronan, Kiltullagh, Moore and Taghmaconnell),
  • Co. Galway - 8 parishes are included (Ahascragh, Ballynakill, Dunamon, Kilbegnet, Kilcroan, Killeroran, Killian, Killosolan)
  • Co. Sligo - 13 parishes are included (Aghanagh, Ahamlish, Ballynakill, Ballysumaghan, Drumcliff, Drumcolumb, Killadoon, Kilmacallan, Kilmactranny, Kilross, St John's, Shancough, Tawnagh).
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The Census of Elphin 1749 is copyright © 2004 Marie-Louise Legg and Irish Manuscripts Commission. The Origins Network gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Marie-Louise and the Irish Manuscripts Commission in allowing online access to the Census of Elphin 1749.

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