All old parish records were transferred to the RCB library in Dublin in January 2011. The library holds the following parish record books:
Parish Baptisms Marriages Burials
Coolbanagher 1802-2010 1802-2007 1803-2010
Rosenallis 1801-2008 1801-2006 1801-2010
Mountmellick 1840-2009 1840-2003 1803-2010
Please contact them for access to records.
Some parish records are available for St John’s Coolbanagher through Mrs I Deverell.
Useful information is also available at the Mountmellick Museum.
Previous Rectors of Mountmellick include:
- The Reverend Canon Godfrey James Wilson M.A. R.D. 1906 -1949
- The Very Reverend Alfred Douglas Buchanan M.A. R.D. He was the Rector of Mountmellick and Coolbanagher from 1956 – 1963 and Rosenallis and Cloneslee from 1957 – 1963. Rev.Buchanan went on to become the Dean of St Brigids Cathedral, Kildare in 1963.
- Venerable Archdeacon C M Wilson 1964 – 1976
- Canon P M Day M.A. H.Dip Ed. 1976 – 1983. Canon Day went on to become the Headmaster of Wilsons Hospital School .
- Reverend Kevin Brew BA. Bsc. 1983 – 1989
- Reverend R S Bourke M.A. H.Dip. Ed 1990 – 1997
- Reverend Olive Donohoe M.A. 1998 – 2010
- Reverend Ruth J Noble 2010 – present.