Could you suggest where to find information in relation to the way names were entered in Irish Births.
Hello @JBPurdie these records are Roman Catholic baptismal records rather than birth records.
In general, you will find the given name (forename) of the child, the given and surnames of the parents, and then the names of the sponsors - sometimes denoted by an "ss" or "sp."
Some priests - to save space, I suppose - do not repeat the surnames, which has led to some confusion and incorrect indexing on other genealogy websites. Sometimes the given names will be in Latin, rather than in English.
The batch you shared - looking at the 1st record on the left side -
B (for baptized) Johannem of Patrick (abbreviated) Kelly and Anna Kelly. When it is written in that way, it often means that the mother's maiden name and her married surname are the same - both Kelly. The sponsors are on the next line, followed by the name of the townland (residence).
This batch is delightfully clear for an 1839 record!
Hope this helps.
@Áine Ní Donnghaile
Thank you for your detailed explanation it has helped but considering the Christian names I have noticed there is an addition to the names, where would I find information on that.
I would find it helpful if you knew and shared with me.
I'm sorry but I'm not sure what you are asking. Do you mean a reference for the Latin version of given names? If so, this is a good list, and there are many others: https://www.from-ireland.net/irish-names/latin-names-in-english/
Thank you that is exactly what I needed.