in 2016, we began researching and collating information on the occupiers and dwelling houses of our local townlands. The aim was to do the town of Kilfinane and the townlands of the surrounding area, but as the interest and enthusiasm for the project was so great, we have now included 53 townlands with more to come. As with all rural areas, our community has been plagued with emigration. We feel this project will give the families of emigrants a better chance to find where their ancestors came from, and maybe encourage them to visit those places. We hope to collect the stories of these families and add them here, as we go on.