Our aim is to connect all people with a link to Quin. You may live here, have visited here or maybe are tracing ancestors who left long ago. In any case, we’re sure to have lots to share and are delighted to welcome you.
Feel free to post your message and we will respond as soon as possible. Remember to post as much information as you can with regard to the people you are researching. The more information you post, the more likely it is that one of our volunteers will be able to advise or assist you. Also include information concerning which sources you may
have already used so others may further your search.
Please be patient - as our programme has only begun to rollout across
the island of Ireland and volunteers in some areas may not yet be organized.
Welcome to Quin
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Quin.
The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
Quin (Cuinche, meaning five ways) is a village in southeast Co Clare.The village's main attraction, Quin Abbey is open to the public, and although mostly ruined, much of the structure remains. The abbey was built on the foundations of an earlier Norman castle, and the foundations of its corner towers can still be seen. The River Rine runs through Quin.
Quin Abbey was founded in 1433 and housed many Franciscan monks until 1820 when the last monk, Father Hogan, died. His Burial Site can be visited in the Abbey.
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