Hello everybody. I've traced some of my ancestry to the Ballymacelligot Catholic parish and I was hoping to get a little bit more information. The records for the parish only go back to late 1868 so I was curious as to why? Do they simply not exist or was the parish formed then or shortly before that? Did Ballymacelligot and another parish split apart? I was able to find an earlier record for my family in the Castleisland Parish but I do not know if that was because they lived in or closer to Castleisland or if Castleisland covered the same area as Ballymacelligot. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.