Bandon Genealogy – The Lismore Papers

Our recent research for our website has been concentrated on the papers of the Dukes of Devonshire, the landlords for many of the inhabitants of Bandon town and the surrounding areas during the 1700s and 1800s. We are posting as much as possible on the website but Bandon researchers should check this resource for themselves if they have the opportunity, as it is extensive and rich in information on local families.

The index to the Lismore Papers (estate papers of Dukes of Devonshire) can be found online at
and is searchable. The papers themselves, along with numerous microfilms, are held at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. The National Library does not do research to our knowledge but if you find something of interest and are unable to visit in person it may be possible to have a professional researcher check that reference for you. Where the condition of the material allows, photocopies of documents can be obtained.
We have extracted as much specifically Bandon material as practical so we hope you will find something of interest once we have it all up on the website.”

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2 Responses to “Bandon Genealogy – The Lismore Papers”

  1. william robinette Says:

    my family was listed in these records back to 1705. In tallow co waterford. How can I get a copy of this anciant record. Also, do they state were they are from in an old lease or deed.


    THey married into the Quary and Nicholas cummins family as well as thomas exham

    • kilbrogan Says:

      Some of the papers are held in the National Library in Dublin and some are in the library in Dungarvan. Unfortunately, as far as I know, you will have to visit the libraries in person to delve through these records.

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