Visualise 1841 census data for Killashandra – Literacy Levels, Children’s Education, Life Expectancy. Compare results for individual townlands versus the entire parish. See a further explanation of each chart below the dashboard.Read more
Killashandra Census of 1841
On this page, you can search all records from the 1841 census of the parish of Killashandra. Use the filter at the top of each column to reduce the data.Read more
1976 Breifne article by Rev. Gerard Alwill on the 1841 Killeshandra census
Thanks to Brendan Scott, editor Breifne Journal, and Rev. Gerard Alwill for allowing us to reproduce this detailed study and analysis which throws great light on the contents of the 1841 census records.
The 1841 Census was held on the night of 6 June of that year. Return sheets were to be filled in that night by the head of each household. This study of the parish of Killeshandra was based on micro-film copies of the return sheets. Most of the return sheets have been preserved in good condition. From these it is possible to construct an accurate account of social conditions in the parish during the years before the famine. In general we have very little information on social conditions in Co. Cavan for these pre-famine years. I hope that this study will make some small contribution in that regard.Read more