The County Cavan Genealogical Research Centre

At Ireland Luxury Tours we are often asked to research family history prior to clients taking a tour of Ireland.

We have found the County Cavan Genealogical Research Centre, based in the Johnston Library & Farnham Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan, offers a full genealogical research service for people with Cavan ancestry. It contains church records of baptisms, marriages, burials, civil records of births, deaths, marriages, census records, pre and post famine land records and numerous other sources of a genealogical nature. The centre has computerised almost one million records relating to individuals who resided in County Cavan before 1901.

  • The Cavan genealogy research centre’s church records include Roman Catholic records; the earliest date from the year 1751 and the last parish to commence keeping records did so in 1876.
  • The earliest Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) records date from 1703. The final starting date of Church of Ireland parish records in County Cavan is 1854.
  • Presbyterian records commencing at dates between 1822 and 1877.
  • The centre  also possesses computerised records of smaller denominations which have starting dates between 1835 and 1879.

    Other genealogical sources held by the  research centre include:

  • Fiants
  • Will indexes
  • Slater’s and Pigot’s directories
  • Hearth money rolls
  • The 1821 census
  • The 1766 religious census
  • Registry of freeholders
  • Gravestone inscriptions