|Cavan||Contents||Towns and Parishes|
"Castletara, a parish in the barony of Upper Loughtee, county of Cavan, and province of Ulster; containing with the post-town of Ballyhaise, 6052 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Cavan to Cootehill and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 9980 statute acres, of which 9526 are applotted under the tithe act; about 900 acres are woodland, mountain or bog and the remainder is arable or pasture. There is an iron mine which has never been worked; and a new road is being made through the parish from Ballyhaise to Cavan."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
The first parish register book has not been filmed but a copy has been retained in local custody. Coverage is as listed below.
|Baptisms||5 Sep 1819||-||23 Mar 1828|
|Marriages||13 Jan 1820||-||20 Sep 1826|
|Burials||22 Jan 1820||-||11 Dec 1827|
|Banns||15 May 1825||-||16 Mar 1828|
|Also copies from an old registry 1785-1819 as explained below|
"On examining the Old Registry of the Parish of Castleterra handed to me by the Humble and Revd George Gore, Dean of Kiellalla and Keela and Vicar of this parish. I do not find that any Registry of Baptisms was kept before the year 1786 and very imperfectly many years after. All the marriages that are registered are entered in this book (see end of Baptisms). The Baptisms from the year 1813 are also entered in it. Finding the last few pages of the Registry kept by the Revd M Moffat, Curate to Dean Gore, to be very much torn, and worn, I got the Revd M Moffatt to enter them in this Book. This is the cause of this Registry commencing before I became Rector in May 1821."
June 18th 1821.
[Last updated: 04 October 2004 - Colin Ferguson ]