Index to Co.
Louth Death Notices on the following pages is taken from two sources:
A list of Dundalk
obituaries published annually in Tempest's Annual (commencing in the 1931
edition for the
year 1930), a local directory, using local papers as its source.
The Death Notices
published in the Drogheda Independent, a weekly newspaper.
Names found in
Tempest's Annual are given the reference TA.
Names found in the
Drogheda Independent are given the reference DI.
I have given the name,
address and date of death. If you are searching for a death notice, it is best
to look in the newspaper for the Saturday following the death, or the week
following that. With reference to those names with TA
beside them, the main newspapers in Dundalk at the time were the Dundalk
Democrat (available on film) and the Dundalk Examiner.
This list contains over 4,100 names. While most of the names relate to
people living in Co. Louth, it is worth pointing out that the papers were also
notified of deaths in surrounding counties as well as in other countries and these are included in the list.
It is also worth taking note that many of the names do not appear on monumental
I have included only
Death Notices (from the Birth, Marriages, Deaths column), not
Obituaries. If following up on a name in the list, it is also worth looking out
for an obituary notice.
NOTE: I have been as accurate as possible in
transcribing these names and dates. However, particularly in the case of the
Drogheda Independent, it was not always easy to read from the film (I used the
films in the National Library of Ireland) and I have simply done as best I can.
When I was unable to find notices in any particular week, I scanned the entire
newspaper for that week three times before continuing on. However, it is quite
possible that I missed some notices. This list is meant as a genealogical guide
and should not be taken as definitive. If you cannot find a name in this list,
it might still be worth your while to search the newspapers yourself.
Please do not ask me to look up a notice for you as a refusal might offend.
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