Find your ancestors in Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records

Did your ancestor appear in the Irish Catholic parish records? This collection of congregational records includes confirmation records as well as lists of church subscribers and parishioners. Explore more than 54,000 records.

Every record will give you an image and a transcript. The subject of congregational records can vary so we recommend that you view the image to get further information. The detail found in each transcript can vary but most will include

  • Name
  • Event date
  • Parish
  • Alternative parish names
  • Diocese
  • County
  • Repository
  • National Library of Ireland link
  • Register

Use the arrows to the right and the left of the image to browse through the register and discover more about the congregational records.

Discover more about these records

This exciting collection of parish records was first made possible by the National Library of Ireland’s extensive project to microfilm all parish registers in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, the microfilms have been digitised and now they have been indexed and transcribed.

Congregational records are the smallest record set of the Irish parish registers collection but the most unique. These are records that do not belong with the baptisms, marriages or burials. They feature lists of parishioners, lists of those who have donated to the church and confirmation records. In some parishes, the local priest created small censuses of the local residences across all religions.