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COUNTY DOWN

Please NOTE! Additional materials for this county will be found in the Irish Resources page, which has documents and publications covering all of Ireland.

County Down was occupied by the Voluntii or Uluntii in Ptolemy's time, and it may be from them that the area came to be called Ulagh or Ulidia -- an area that included part of Antrim, and came in time to applied to all of Ulster. It was the home territory of the O'Nial or O'Neill clan. Other important clans included the McGuinness, McCartan and McGilmore clans. Minor clans and septs included O'Mulcreevy, Savage, McMurray, White, O'Lowry, O'Colter, O'Hanvey, O'Devaney, O'Rooney, McDunlevy, and O'Gowan.

25 Most Common Names in Down: Smith Martin Murphy Thompson Johnston Wilson Campbell Moore Cunningham Patterson Burns Bell Morgan McKee Hanna Kelly Hamilton Stewart Murray Graham Gibson Scott Browne McCullagh Robinson.


Down Publications

{Some of the following publications are available on microfiche only - if you do not have a fiche reader, contact your local library, they probably have one you may use (often with print capabilities as well). Click here for further information on placing an order.}

COUNTY DOWN DIRECTORY 1886, Bassett 1886, 4 fiche. Lists businesses and farmers for each town.

INDEXES TO IRISH WILLS (5 Volumes), Phillimore and Thrift 1909/1920
Volume IV (Down, some Antrim and Armagh) 2 fiche.


Down Free Member Access Pages


Down Premium Resources




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