The Corcoran Families in Killala Roman Catholic Parish County Mayo, Ireland Records

The Killala, County Mayo, Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Records are covered on LDS Microfilm Number 1279204 item numbers 17-19. According to the LDS website, the film covers the following records: Baptisms 1852-1880 and Marriages 1873-1880. There is another film that covers Killala: Microfilm 897365 (1757-1772) but it is a Church of Ireland film. I have completed the marriage section covered in item 19 which was extremely brief and I didnt see any Corcoran Marriage records.

Killala Roman Catholic Parish covers both Killala and Templemurry Civil Parishes; is located in Tirawley Barony in County Mayo, Ireland and was part of Killala Poor Law Union. When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in Killala Civil Parish around 1856, there were only two Corcorns who held parcels: Michael and Martin Corcoran or Townplots West in the Town of Killala.

I have created a page listing the various Townlands in Killala Civil Parish, a page on the Market Town of Killala (as it was the site of significant economic activity), a page describing the characteristics of Killala Civil Parish and one noting the Corcorans documented in the Griffith's Valuation all of which may be of benefit to those whose Corcorans hailed from this area.

Special Note: Reverend Anthony Corcoran, Parish Priest of Killala died February 13, 1852 (about the age of 55 years). He was buried in front of the altar, outside the altar ----? Note made by Reverend P O'Reilly February 1906.

F.Y.I. There is a great website "Family History in North County Mayo, Ireland" created by CM Golden that has a listing of Corcorans buried in Leigue Cemetery (as well as tremendous pictures of the headstones). This cemetery is located north of Ballina County Mayo, Ireland on Killala Road. This website is definitely worth checking out! There was also a notation from a genealogist Barbara Finney on the Irish Roots website looking for two Corcorans, Elizabeth and Bridget Corcoran who supposedly came to the U.S. around 1830 and settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the New Orleans parish where Elizabeth attended church she hailed from Killala, Mayo, Ireland. Her research shows her marrying a Thomas Finney. Bridget Corcoran possibly married a Michael Rogers. This is pretty early for Irish Immigration to the U.S. I am wondering if they were Scots-Irish who departed before the most serious famine hit Ireland. Please contact me if you feel that you are a descendent of a Corcoran from the Killala area so that we can share information and try to connect the families I document- it will help us all!

1901 Ireland Census for Killala, Killala DED Observations: When the 1901 Killala, Ireland Census was conducted, there were two different households with Corcorans: House 91 with Patrick Corcoran age 52, a married Stone Mason born in County Mayo, his wife Mary age 34, Domestic, born in Mayo, daughters Margret 4 and Celia 3 both scholars born in Mayo and House 98 with Kate Corcoran, 50 yr old single Daughter born in Mayo, living with her mother Mary Dooher (age 81, a Widowed Lodging Housekeeper born in Mayo) and her other daughter Mary Agnes Dooher (single 40 yr old daughter born in County Mayo).

1911 Ireland Census for Killala, Killala DED Observations: When the 1911 Killala Ireland Census was conducted there were two households with Corcorans: House 54 with Catherine Corcoran (Head, 73, single seamstress, born in Mayo), her step sister Mary Agnes Dougher 53, single, Dressmaker born in Mayo and in House 124 Mary Corcoran 48 yr old widow, fishwoman, born in Mayo with her daughter Maggie 14, and son James 8 (both born in Mayo).

Pages created on Corcoran Families in Killala Townlands:

  1. The Pat Quigley and Brigida Corcoran Family of Croghan, Killala Parish, County Mayo Ireland

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 number 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 Brennans; 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. There are additional details in these records such as date of birth, sponsors, priests, and at times notes in the margin detailing marriages and deaths. If you feel that your family is in this compilation, please feel free to contact me and I will share with you the additional details.

These records are presented 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 spouses Surname