Names and places are very much a part of local heritage.

2020 sees the 10th Anniversary of ACR Heritage’s annual hosting of Heritage Week events. This year’s event is online, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve taken the opportunity to digitally compile a database of names and places within Aghabullogue parish.

The Schools’ Collection, National Folklore Collection was a good starting point for the project. This collection contains manuscripts of details collected by the schoolchildren of Aghabullogue, Clontead (Coachford), Rylane and Tullig schools during the 1930s. These details were given to the children by relations, friends and neighbours.

This database is a work in progress, and there are many details yet to be inserted. It will continue to grow and evolve beyond Heritage Week 2020, and will include details gleaned from a wide variety of sources … manuscripts, publications, verbal sources, online information.

Hopefully it will be of use and interest to present and future generations. Another important aim is to preserve and record, in digital format, names and places associated with our parish, some of which could otherwise be lost to time.

Here is the link to access the database: Aghabullogue Parish – Names and Places (past and present)