Heritage Centre, Main Street, Dunmanway. - Opening Hours:

The Cox family descendants have donated more memorbillia to Dunmanway Historical Association.

Please click on the Cox Family link for more information.


Our latest publication

DUNMANWAY WEDDING PICTORIAL 2018 was launched on Friday November 23rd. This is a beautiful book with over 180 photos from 1911 to present day. A copy of the journal can be purchased in most of the shops throughout the town & also here in the centre. . 




It is our intention to establish a Genealogy Centre in Dunmanway. We plan to create a data base of all parish records, births, marriages and deaths so that they are readily available to locals and tourists alike. We respond to numerous enquiries from overseas visitors requesting information on their ancestors. We have at our disposal numerous sources of information, such as the 1901 and 1911 censuses (both of which are now available on line at www.nationalarchives.ie), Griffiths Valuations compiled between 1848 and 1864, Cox Estate list of Tenants in 1852 and numerous local reference books, including a list of gravestones in Fanlobbus and Kilbarry Graveyards.
We have now achieved our aim of securing a permanent building in the former Methodist Church. We now have a permanet base to source, collect and record old and new historical material. It is great to have this base to house our collections so that future generations will benefit freom our endeavours.