Find your ancestors in Clonfert Marriage Bonds 1663-1857

The Clonfert Marriage Licence Bonds cover the period from 1663-1857. They are extremely useful for those researching their Irish family history with ancestors from the east of Co.Galway, parts of Co.Roscommon and a small section of Co. Offaly on the east bank of the River Shannon. The original bonds were destroyed in the Public Record Office fire of 1922, consequently all that survives is the index.

A full list of the 38 civil parishes covered can be seen below:

  • Abbeygormacan, Co.Galway
  • Aughrim, Co.Roscommon
  • Ballymacward, Co.Galway
  • Ballynakill, Co.Galway
  • Bullaun, Co.Galway
  • Clonfert, Co.Galway
  • Cloonkeen, Co.Galway
  • Clontuskert, Co.Galway
  • Creagh, Co.Roscommon
  • Donanaghty, Co.Galway
  • Duniry, Co.Galway
  • Fahy, Co.Galway
  • Fohanagh, Co.Galway
  • Kilchreest, Co.Galway
  • Kilcloony, Co.Galway
  • Kilconickny, Co.Galway
  • Kilconierin, Co.Galway
  • Kilcloony, Co.Galway
  • Kilconnell, Co.Galway
  • Killaan, Co.Galway
  • Killaghtan, Co.Galway
  • Killeenadeema, Co.Galway
  • Killimordaly, Co.Galway
  • Killinan, Co.Galway
  • Killora, Co.Galway
  • Killoran, Co.Galway
  • Kilmalinoge, Co.Galway
  • Kilquain, Co.Galway
  • Kilrickill, Co.Galway
  • Kilteskill, Co.Galway
  • Kiltormer, Co.Galway
  • Kiltullagh, Co.Galway
  • Lickmolassy, Co.Galway
  • Loughrea, Co.Galway
  • Lusmagh, Co.Offaly
  • Meelick, Co.Galway
  • Taghmaconnell, Co.Roscommon
  • Tiranascragh, Co.Galway
  • Tynagh, Co.Galway

The details included in this Index include:

  • Name of the intended bride
  • Name of the intended bridegroom
  • Year of the bond

Points to note:

  • The bonds refer to marriages celebrated in the Established Church but do not cover either Catholic or Presbyterian weddings.
  • The Index is merely a list of the bonds received by the Public Record Office from the Diocese and therefore cannot be considered a complete list of marriages in the Diocese.