About this collection
Although the Church of Ireland was the established state church from 1536 to 1870, Ireland’s population remained overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. According to the 1861 census, almost 78 percent of the population was Catholic; by 1891, this had risen to 89 percent. This fact makes Catholic records, where available, particularly valuable sources for Irish family history.
This collection includes school records from the Catholic parish of Crusheen in County Clare, Ireland, with dates ranging from 1862 to 1919.
The details found for each student typically include:
- birth date
- school name
- school location
- enrollment date