Welcome to a blog on the Parish of Effin Parish and its History.
During my study for the Certificate in Local History at the University of Limerick (2011), I had to undertake a lot of local history research and came across a lot of interesting facts on Effin which I have included in this blog. I hope to grow this site to include more articles as I come across interesting facts about our Parish.
Effin is in the Electoral Division of Tobernea, in Civil Parish of Effin, in the Barony of Coshma, in the County of Limerick. The current population of the parish is approximately 1200 (2016 Census).
The Irish name for Effin is Eifinn
Effin is on Logainm.ie: Effin.
The following facilities are in the parish.
- Effin National School
- Canon Hayes Muinter na Tire Hall
- GAA Sportsfield Field with walking track, outdoor gym equipment, and an indoor training hall.
- Effin GAA club
- Effin Badminton Club
- Effin and Garrienderk Community Development Committee
- 2 Churches
- 3 Graveyards
- Kilbreedy Minor graveyard in Thomastown (no longer in use)
- The Old Irish Creamery factory which produces Effin Cheese
- 2 Pubs
I hope you enjoy this blog and find some of the articles, useful and interesting.
Ann Marie Kennedy
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Could the person that runs this blog please contact me at the email address supplied…John Upton, Newcastle West
Anne Marie I have written a few articles about the Fitzgibbon family from Effin and one about the famine years in the area. If you send me an email address I will send them to review to see if they would be something that you would like to include. Jim Regan email email@example.com.
I love what you are doing.
I would like to be in touch with anyone who knew the Quilty family . I believe the family were cattle dealers in the Effin area . I would like to be in touch with the child / children or grandchildren of Christina Quilty .
Hello, Anne Marie,
My great-great-grandfather Michael Callaghan was born in Effin in 1838 and went to Australia in 1858 after his mother died in that latter famine. I wrote his biography ten or so years ago and am revisiting it to do a better job. I could really use some help with what Effin was like back then. You can reach me at the email below and see my earlier work at https://www.callaghansofbirdslanding.com/
Kevinn, if you want to send me your research I can post it on this page and it may help with finding further information. regards