"ANNAGH or ST. ANNA, a parish, in the barony of
TRUGHENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 6¼
miles (W. S. W. ) from Tralee; containing with the town of
Blennerville, 3253 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on
the bay of Tralee, and on the high road from Tralee to Dingle,
extends for some miles between a chain of mountains and the sea,
and comprises 17,967 statute acres, as apploted under the tithe
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel
Note: The Civil Parish of Annagh ceased to be used for
census purposes in the mid nineteenth century when District
Electoral Divisions (DEDs) were introduced.
Annagh comprises the entire DEDs of:
and parts of
- Blennerville (Annagh, Annagh Island, Curragraigue (part), and
Tonavane (part) townlands)
- Baurtregaum (Curraheen, Derrymore East and West
- Tralee Rural DED (Ballyard (part), Ballydunlea, Clahane, Cloghers
and Lohercannon townlands),
- Tralee Urban DED (Ballyard (part) Cuuraigrague (part) and
- Ballyseedy DED (Caherwesheen townland)
A Transcript of
Griffiths Valuation for most of the parish is
available at Rootsweb's Kerry Site.
- Kerry County
Library, Tralee has the 1901 Census on microfilm.
The Family History Library of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints
also has the 1901 and 1911 census on microfilm.
The films should be available from one of the church's Family History Centers.
You can locate the nearest to you by searching at
The relevant films are:
1901 Census Ballyseedy DED FHL British Film 840918
1901 Census Baurtregaum DED FHL British Film 840918
1901 Census Blennerville DED FHL British Film 840920
1901 Census Tralee Rural DED FHL British Film 840920
1901 Census Tralee Urban DED FHL British Film 840921
1911 Census Ballyseedy DED FHL British Film 2146989
1911 Census Baurtregaum DED FHL British Films 2146989, 2146990
1911 Census Blennerville DED FHL British Film 2193018
1911 Census Tralee Rural DED FHL British Film 2193019
1911 Census Tralee Urban FHL British Film 2193020
The old parish church is now in ruins in Annagh burial ground.
The Church of Ireland built a new church in Blennerville in 1818 and the parish
was renamed to reflect this. Since 1670 the parish was effectively united with
Ballynahaglish and Clogherbrien. In 1877 Blennerville was united to Tralee.
Blennerville church has now been demolished, but its site can be seen by the
disused graveyard now known as Robert Emmet Park in the village. An (apparently
baseless) legend tells that the patriot, Emmet, was secretly buried here in 1803.
The Roman Catholic church is at Curraheen. Annagh has been
part of the parish of St. John's, Tralee since at least the 18th
Roman Catholic Registers
The registers remain in the custody of the parish priest,
although microfilm copies are at the National Archives of
Ireland. Written permission from the Bishop of Kerry is required
to view these records.
- Registers (Tralee Parish) for Baptisms exist for the years
1772 - 1874.
- Registers (Tralee Parish) for Marriages exist for the years
1774 - 1876.
Church of Ireland Registers
No Registers survive for any of the parishes.
Annagh (or Blennerville) was held jointly with Ballynahaglish and Clogherbrien
However, the Nash Collection of Co Kerry newspaper cuttings contains:
From 1863 Annagh was part of the Tralee Registration District.
See the Registration Districts
The District Electoral Divisions listed above are used in Civil
- McDonagh, Steve - The Dingle Peninsula
Map of the
Townlands of Annagh Parish from the Rootsweb site
- Blennerville - Gateway to Tralee's Past by Liam Kelly
[Last updated: 17-Apr-2005 02:42 PM - Laurence Jones]