Family History 
& Genealogical Enquiries

Many researchers are disappointed to discover that our records do not extend back very far. Many old completed Church of Ireland (Anglican) Record Books were sent to Dublin for safe-keeping during the Irish Civil War and that Registry was destroyed by fire. The only ones that were kept in local Churches were those in current use.

In order to help you with your research, here are the details of the records for this parish currently available.

Bantry (Kilmocomogue)

These records include those of Snave Church

Marriage Registers - 1845 to 1897, 1897 to 1957 and 1957 to 2009.

Baptismal Registers - 1880 to 1929 and 1930 to present

Burial Registers - 1880 to 1963 and 1963 to present

Holy Trinity Church, Glengarriff

Marriage Registers - 1864 to 1955 and 1967 to 1985

Baptismal Registers - 1863 to 1907 and 1907 to 1982

St. James Church, Durrus

These records include those of Rooska Church

Marriage Registers - 1845 to 1876, 1876 to 1933, 1933 to 1957 and  1957 to 2009

Baptismal Registers - 1903 to 1997 and 1997 to present

Burial Registers - 1903 to 1926 and 1923 to

St. Peter, Castletownbere

Available from the Cobh Genealogical Project (see below)

N.B. Please note that these record books are not physically ‘held’ in the parish. They are in our central safe and secure storage archive at the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin.

Any enquiries about record books or family research should be directed to either

The Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Rathgar, Dublin 14.

Tel: +353 1 4923 979


The Cobh Genealogical Project

This is a project which involves the computerising of all the Church of Ireland parish registers for the County of Cork. The Project also holds microfilm of all Cork County Church of Ireland Registers which are National Archives, and which escaped destruction in the Public Record Office in 1922. These contain marriage Records prior to 1845, and Baptism and Burial Records prior to 1870. Some go back to the 1650, but 1750 is more usual.

To date 200,000 Records have been processed. Approximately half the surviving records in the diocese.

The areas worked on are:

  1. Cork Harbour Parishes and Cork city

  2. Bandon

  3. Rosscarbery

  4. The Beara Peninsular on the North side of Bantry Bay

  5. Clonakilty and Timoleague

  6. Fermoy Union

  7. Youghal Union

Requests for Searches should be made by letter and should include ALL the information about the individual which the inquirer knows. Include copies of any relevant Baptismal, Marriage or Death Certificates that have been obtained.  The fee for a simple search of the database is 25euro/ £20st /US $30. If the record is not found the request will be put on file and the inquirer notified when the information is discovered. If the area is not in the database then the same fee will cover search on microfilm, of up to three registers if the location is known.  

Requests, including the fee, should be sent to:

Mr Pat OMahony


Cobh Genealogical Project


Lower Road


Co. Cork


Telephone:        +353 21 481 3307