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Leitrim Genealogy Centre

Leitrim Genealogy Centre

If your ancestors came from Co. Leitrim and you would like to find out about them, the Leitrim Genealogy Centre is there to help, writes Martin Branagan.


Co. Leitrim is a county steeped in history which has suffered massive population decline from the Great Famine of the 1840s until the 1990s.


The county’s population fell from about 160,000 in 1847 to 25,000 in 1996. Economic growth in Ireland in the last decade has meant that the Census of 2002 showed an increase in Leitrim’s population for the first time in over a century and a half.


Leitrim is an most unspoilt county full of lakes and mountains and rugged scenery.


Places where your ancestors struggled to survive until they went to the “promised land” of America, England, Australia etc. They always harboured the dream of returning, but often they never saw their native home again. 


Enquiries can be dealt with by calling to the Centre in Ballinamore, by writing either via email or postal mail, by phone or fax or via the “Contact Us” form on Leitrim Genealogy

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.


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