If your ancestor came from the South Carlow area, or neighbouring parishes in counties Wexford and Kilkenny, we can offer an Initial Search to access the volume of records available on a particular family. The fee is €25. Single record searches are also available. All queries are answered. If we are unable to help, we will refer you to the appropriate source.

Main sources of Genealogical Records:

Making a start

In order to make an initial search you will need:


Irish surnames were more susceptible to change than others. Due to the fact that most Irish people spoke Irish, many were unfamiliar with the written version of their name in English, so don't be put off if you discover that your ancestor's name is different to the way you spell it today.

Ages and birthdates given on records and gravestone are approximately to within ten years either way. In some cases exact birth dates were often forgotten and made up when coming into contact with the first official required to record them. Often 17th March (St. Patrick's Day) or 4th July (Independence Day) or 25th July (St. Mullins Pattern) were adopted as birthdays.

Publications for Sale