Fr. McCormack’s transcription has been transcribed
for this website by Paddy Casey of Switzerland. Thank you Paddy.
Parishes was drawn up in November 1866 by Fr. John Kenny and is preserved
in the Parish Archives in Kilfenora. This transcription is based on a
1984 typescript copy made of the original census by Fr. F. McCormack,
whose notes are given here:
Fr. McCormack’s Introductory
“The original of this census is preserved
in the parish archives of Kilfenora. It was drawn up by the curate, Fr.
Kenny, in November 1866, according to townlands. At a later stage, Fr.
Kenny, or some curate, crossed out names writing 'Dead' or 'Gone to America'
beside the name. Where this happens in the manuscript, I type the words
in capitals. We do not know the date of these insertions.
"When it comes to the listing of children, the Census is not meant
to be exhaustive. Where children have already grown, and left home, they
are not listed; at other times, the curate may not get all the names down,
or may get a wrong name. We must remember also that children died easily
in those days, and in a large family they were forgotten in time. Reference
is made by Fr Kenny to a previous Census of 1840. This Census has been
lost; the only reference to it that we have is that given here.
||H = Husband
W = Wife
Typescript copy made 25th July 1984. Fr. F. McCormack
Some of the townland names used in the census are not current townland
names. Where the current townland names for these areas can be identified,
they have been added in the “O. S. Townland” field. The older
townland area may differ from the current townland area.