Superintendent Registrar's Districts or Poor Law Unions in Ireland

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Date: 1840
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When Ireland's civil registration system was first set up in the 1840s, its island-wide network of local district offices were known as Superintendent Registrar's Districts (SRDs), sometimes referred to as "Civil Registration Districts". They had identical boundaries to Poor Law Unions (PLUs), and each was centered on a market town. These were further subdivided into Dispensary Districts (so called because they also had medical functions), later referred to as "Registrar's Districts", to handle registration needs in outlying areas of each SRD.
We categorise these on WikiTree as Xyz District, County Zxy rather than as two distinct categories, one for registration districts and one for poor law unions.
There is a page for each County, the links for which are below on the left-hand side. Any categories for Superintendent Registrar's Districts will be linked on the SRD name in the right-hand column:

Superintendent Registrar's Districts By County

County Antrim Antrim, Ballycastle, Ballymeena, Ballymoney, Belfast, Coleraine, Larne, Lisburn, Lurgan
County Armagh Armagh, Banbridge, Castleblaney, Dundalk, Lurgan, Newry
County Carlow Baltinglass, Carlow, Enniscorthy, New Ross, Shillelagh.
County Cavan Bailieborough, Bawnboy, Cavan, Cootehill, Enniskillen, Granard, Irvinestown, Kells, Lisnaskea, Oldcastle
County Clare Ballyvaughan, Corrofin, Ennis, Ennistimon, Killadysert, Kilrush, Scarriff, Tulla, Limerick.
County Cork Bandon, Bantry, Castletown, Clonakilty, Cork, Dunmanway, Fermoy, Kanturk, Kilmallock, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Middletown, Millstreet, Mitchelstown, Skibbereen, Skull, Youghal.
County Donegal Ballyshannon, Derry (Londonderry), Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Glenties, Inishowen, Letterkenny, Milford, Strabane, Stranolar.
County Down Banbridge, Belfast, Downpatrick, Kilkeel, Lisburn, Lurgan, Newry, Newtownards
County Dublin Balrothery, Celbridge, Dublin North, Dublin South, Dunshaughlin, Rathdown.
County Fermanagh Ballyshannon, Clones, Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Lisnaskea.
County Galway Ballinasloe, Ballinrobe, Clifden, Galway, Glenamaddy, Gort, Loughrea, Mountbellew, Oughterard, Portunna, Roscommon, Scarriff, Tuam.
County Kerry Cahirsiveen, Dingle, Glin (dissolved after 1892 and split between Listowel and Rathkeale in co. Limerick), Kenmare, Killarney, Listowel, Tralee.
County Kildare Athy, Baltinglass, Celbridge, Edenderry, Naas.
County Kilkenny Callan, Carrick-on-Suir, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, New Ross, ThomasTown, Urlingford, Waterford
County Laois
(Queen's County)
Abbeyleix, Athy, Carlow, Donnaghmore (dissolved after 1887 and split between Roscrea and Urlingford), Mountmellick, Roscrea, Urlingford.
County Leitrim Ballyshannon, Bawnboy, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Castlerea, Manor Hamilton, Mohill, Roscommon, Strokestown.
County Limerick Croom, Glin (after 1892 split between Listowel and Rathkeale), Kilmallock, Listowel, Mitchelstown, Newcastle, Rathkeale, Tipperary.
County Londonderry Ballymoney, Coleraine, Derry(Londonderry), Limavady, Magherafelt, Newtown
County Longford Ballymahon, Granard, Longford.
County Louth Ardee, Drogheda, Dundalk.
County Mayo Ballina, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Castlereagh, Claremorris, Killala, Newport (included in Westport after 1886), Swineford, Westport.
County Meath Ardee, Celbridge, Drogheda, Dunshaughlin, Edenderry, Kells, Navan, Oldcastle, Trim.
County Monaghan Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clogher, Clones, Cootehill, Dundalk, Monaghan.
County Offaly
(King's County)
Edenderry, Mountmellick, Parsonstown (Birr), Roscrea, Tullamore.
County Roscommon Athlone, Ballinasloe, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Castlereagh, Roscommon, Strokestown.
County Sligo Ballina, Boyle, Dromore West, Sligo, Tobercurry.
County Tipperary Borrisokane, Callan, Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel, Clogheen, Clonmel, Nenagh, Parsonstown, Roscrea, Thurles, Tipperary, Urlingford.
County Tyrone Armagh, Castlederg, Clogher, Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Gortin (dissolved after 1899 and split between Omagh and Strabane), Irvinestown, Omagh, Strabane
County Waterford Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas, Lismore, Waterford, Youghal.
County Westmeath Athlone, Ballymahon, Castletown, Delvin, Granard, Mullingar, Tullamore.
County Wexford Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross, Shillelagh, Wexford.
County Wicklow Baltinglass, Naas, Rathdown, Rathdrum, Shillelagh.


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