South Mayo Family Research Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Photo:Mr. Gerard Delaney, of the South Mayo Family Research Centre at Main St., Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Mr. Gerard Delaney, of the South Mayo Family Research Centre at Main St., Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Photo: Averil Staunton

Researching your family's history from around Ballinrobe and South Mayo?

By Averil Staunton


In an interview recently with Mr. Gerry Delaney of the South Mayo Family Research Centre in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo  he told me “they offer a genealogical service for anybody searching for family records from Ballinrobe and the South Mayo region. 

Over a million records are held by the centre which include:”

Roman Catholic records, the earliest of which date from 1791

Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian ) records commencing in 1744  

Presbyterian records commencing in 1819  

Methodist Church records which date from 1829

Civil Records of birth and deaths which commenced in 1864 and of non-RC marriages which commenced in 1845 and of RC marriages which commenced in 1864

While the centre is one of the busiest of the Irish Family History Foundations network in Ireland, many people have been very satisfied with the results.  

Gerry goes on to say “one of the reasons they are so busy is because of the high volume of emigration from South Mayo since Famine times.”

SMFRC specialises in the production of individually researched Family History Reports produced to a high standard by professional genealogical researchers.

Only recently a Family History Report was produced and presented to Ms Maureen Dowd, Op Ed of the New York Times.

Application forms for your family history are available on

South Mayo Family Research Centre, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 954 1214

Fax: + 353 (0) 94 954 1214


This page was added by Averil Staunton on 12/08/2012.
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Thank you Peggy and I have corrected the link; I think they got a new page address so I appreciate your letting me know.

By Peggy calhoun
On 01/06/2021