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The Doonass and Truagh baptism register seems to have been badly kept: there are a lot of gaps – some of weeks, some of up to a month. Transcriber doubts that any family will be found complete, and some families, of just one, or two children, may not be found at all.
The Catholic parish of Doonass and Truagh covers the civil parish of Kintenalea, which is where Doonass lies, plus the lower part of O’Brien’s Bridge parish, which is where Truagh lies. It also covers the townlands in the southern part of the civil parish of Kilseily, e.g. the townlands of Sally Bank, Mount Rice, Meanagh, Clontra and Derryvinane. Consulrea/Consilrea, listed in the Tithe Applotment Books, but not in Griffith’s Valuation (i.e. an “unofficial” townland), also belongs to Kilseily parish.
Note that the transcription of the Marriage Register has a column headed “Residence”, and transcriber notes that, until 1856, this is the residence of the bride, as given by the priest; thereafter the matter is not so clear. Marriages almost always took place in the parish of the bride, so transcriber thinks it is reasonable to suppose that the residence given thereafter is that of the bride, but very often both groom and bride came from the parish of Doonass and Truagh, and then the priest may, at times, have entered the residence of the groom instead of that of the bride.