Corcoran Families in Roundfort Roman Catholic Parish Records, County Mayo, Ireland

I have completed microfilm number 1279209, items 11 and 12 that cover the Diocese of Tuam, Roundfort Parish. Roundfort Catholic Parish includes both Robeen Civil Parish and Kilcommon Civil Parish; the records cover the years 1857-1924. At the top of Item 12 it is titled: Diocese of Tuam, Roundfort Parish, Carras and Roundfort, Robeen. I have been unable to find "Carras" on a map, but I was able to locate a great article that mentions it.

An online article entitled "Pre National School Education in the Parishes of Kilcommon and Robeen" by Gerard M Delaney (from South Mayo Family Research Centre Journal 1988) that mentions Carras: (Delaney Article)

"A generation later the Roose and Oultanes schools were conducted in the chapel at Carras under by (sic) a Mr. Mellett from Lissatava." The Townlands of Roos and Oultauns are in the southern most part of Kilcommon Civil Parish." (Delaney, 1988)

Oultauns is at the southernmost tip of Kilcommon Civil Parish and Cloonanaff and Lecarrow separate Roos from Oultauns. Carras is most likely somewhere between the two.

There are many individuals with the Surnames Colleran and Cormican in these Parish records and they are often quite difficult to distinguish from the surname Corcoran.

The Corcoran Families I have identified in this Civil Parish are presented under the spouse's surname. If I have been unable to identify the name of the spouse that married a Brennan for one reason or another I will place those records in the "unknown" section of this directory. I have identified 26 different Corcoran families in the Roundfort Church records. There was a parish priest named P.J Corcoran who performed marriages in Roundfort Catholic Parish in 1883 and 1884.

I have done my best to correctly transcribe these records, but after five or so hours behind a microfilm reader, the likelihood of mistakes in both interpretation and transcription most certainly increases. I have the microfilm and item numbers on which the records were found so you can confirm the information. In an attempt to minimize download times I have limited the information presented on each family. The records in this section will document Baptisms (B) and Marriages (M). I also have documented all of the baptisms and marriages sponsored/witnessed by Corcorans; although these are not included online, they can yield valuable clues such as "circles of friends" and possible townlands that might provide a missing link. If you feel that your family is identified in these pages and would like further details, please feel free to contact me.

The following Corcorans witnessed marriages or sponsored baptisms in which a Townland name was given or they were documented in some unusual way:

  1. Bridget Corcoran sponsored the baptism of Honoria (Luke Sherlock and Mary Retigan were her parents) on November 16, 1901 in the Townland of Garrymore. Garrymore is a Townland in the Civil Parish of Kilcommon (which is southeast of Robeen Civil Parish). As mentioned above, they are both in the same Catholic Parish.
  2. Churching Mrs. Michael Corcoran on November 1903
  3. Martin Corcoran and Anne Corcoran sponsored the baptism of John Joseph Heaney (parents were Michael Heaney and Brigid --arts?) in the Townland of Mil Dems (likely Milford Demesne) on March 17. 1917
  4. This is more specific to my family research: Lally Corcoran is a witness at the wedding of Biddy Brennan and Pat Walsh. Finding both the Brennan and Corcoran Surname in the same record has been a pretty rare occurrence in my research thus far.
  5. This is more specific to my family research: Michael Brennan and Brigid Macken baptized their daughter? Flo, and John Corcoran and Ellen Cummins baptized their daughter Kate on the same date, July 27, 1918. These two records were listed next to each other.

Browse the Corcoran Familes in Roundfort Roman Catholic Parish by Spouse's Surname:

Surnames A-C Surnames D-F Surnames G-I
Surnames J-L Surnames M-N Surnames O-R
Surnames S-T Surnames U-Z Unknown