Fermoy in the 1940s


Albert Eugene Casey, O’Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher, and Upper Blackwater in Ireland. (Birmingham, Ala., 1952-1971) is a collection of genealogical material applicable to counties Cork and Kerry from Fermoy in the east to Tralee in the west. It comprises sixteen volumes and includes such material as parish records, headstone inscriptions, tithe applotment book extracts, or just about anything that can be found relating to this area.

Volumes 1-14 have been filmed by the LDS, FHL BRITISH films 823801-9. Many birth and marriage records transcribed from parish registers by Casey can be searched online as part of the IGI.

grove white

Colonel James Grove White transcribed several church of Ireland parish records in the North Cork area before most were destroyed in the 1922 fire, this collection is available both as volume 16 of Casey (see above) and on microfilm, FHL BRITISH films 0596420-2


Since 1787 a number of commercial directories have been published, often called the 'yellow pages' of the 19th century, they usually list commercial concerns and the gentry. By the latter 19th and early 20th century most were also listing farmers.

The following have been filmed by the LDS:

  • 1809: Holden's Triennial Directory, FHL BRITISH film 100179
  • 1842-3: County & City of Cork Post Office General Directory, FHL BRITISH film 824232
  • 1886: Francis Guy, Postal Directory of Munster, FHL BRITISH film 1559399

lewis subscribers list

Samuel Lewis (under the name S L Lewis & co.) published several topographical gazetteers and maps in the 1830s and 40s. The first edition of A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland was published in 1837 in thee volumes. There was also a 'subcribers list' comprising a list of names and addresses of those that purchased the book. The first two volumes have been filmed by the LDS, FHL BRITISH film 5995577.

1876 landowners

Return of Owners of Land of One Acre and Upwards in the Several Counties, Counties of Cities, and Counties of Towns in Ireland (Dublin: 1876)

The introduction to this work states that it includes:

the number and names of owners of land of one acre and upwards, whether built or not; including leases for terms exceeding 99 years, or with a right of perpetual renewal ........ These instructions were issued on the 10 February, 1873; but the last return was not received in the office until the month of November 1875.

In practice this work contains only a small number of the Irish landowners simply because the majority leased their land for a term of less than 99 years.


There are a number of sources which have published transcripts of headstones in county Cork, most prominent among them is the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, while this type of publication can be difficult to obtain there are a few libraries and universities which hold collections. For a comprehensive list of published graveyards see the Driscoll web site.

the civil survey 1654

This civil survey was ordered by the English Parliament, after the Cromwellian confiscations of 1641, to assist in the distribution of forfeited estates to soldiers and others requiring payment. It consists of a detailed physical description of each plough-land, valuation, the name of the proprietor, and in some cases the names of tenants. Much of the survey was lost in a fire at the Survey General's Office in 1711 but copies of sections for the city of Cork and the barony of Muskerry have survived. All the surviving sections have been published in a 10-volume set: The Civil Survey A.D. 1654-1656. Dublin: Stationary Office for the Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1931-1961.

There are two 'Cronins' listed, both tenants:

  • CROYNE, Cnogher: Cork, south suburbs
  • CROYNE, Dall: Cork, north liberties, Bayanvarrig


This is a list of clergy compiled by myself in the course of my own research. It is not a complete list of clergy in Cork.


Because newspapers are generally not indexed searching them is a time consuming task and best not attempted unless an accurate date is known. However there are some published collections of extracts the most well known of which is: Rosemary Ffolliott, Biographical notices (Primarily Relating to Counties Cork and Kerry) Collected from Newspapers, 1756-1827, (1969)

The folowing web sites also contain large collections of extracts:
Newspaper abstracts
Cork Ancestors

royal irish constabulary

The LDS hold a large number of microfilm RIC records but for most there is no index. The period 1882-1921 has been indexed by Valada Gumley, Beverely Close, and Janet Reakes, the index was publihed on microfilm in 1992. It contains 31 Cronins (14 from Cork, 12 from Kerry and one each from Roscommon, Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, and Tipperary), 1 Cronan from Cork, and 1 Cronyn from Kilkenny.

passenger lists

The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild has a large 'on line' collection of records.

Ancestors on board includes outward bound passenger lists from British ports (including Ireland before 1921) 1890-1909.


A list of Cronins from Ireland and abroad. Includes newspaper extracts, passenger lists, and other miscellaneous items.

Cronin Families of Cork - Miscellaneous
© 2002-7 Michael Cronin
Last revision: 11 March 2007