Welcome to Eglish
Our aim is to connect all people with a link to Eglish. 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 program has only begun to roll out across the island of Ireland and volunteers in some areas may not yet be organised.
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.
Eglish is situated in the barony of armagh and is located 5 miles from the town of armagh. Its on the road to charlemont and holds a population of 5419 people. The main area of rock is limestone and its used for building and also burning for manure. The canal of Ulster runs through the parish. 330 pupils are educated in both private and primary schools. This area takes its name from lisdown meaning the city of forts. There is ruins of an old church form a scenic object on the top of a hill to the west borders the parish.
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