Archives and libraries

National Archives of Ireland – Genealogy Site

This site offers free access to searchable databases and images of the original records for: • Census of Ireland, 1901 and 1911 • Census survivals, 1821-1851.  Fragments survive for: Antrim 1851; Belfast city (one ward only) 1851; Cavan 1821 and…

The National Archives – Find an Archive in the UK and Beyond

You can find an archive using the map or choose a region in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. You can also find archives in other countries with an lphabetical browse. This directory provides contact details and links to record…

Archives Hub

Use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research.  Search across descriptions of archives, including links to digital content, held at over 300 institutions across the UK.

Galway City Council – Galway Public Libraries

The Local History link details what is held. Online records include:• The 1842 Ordnance Survey 6 Inch Maps for Galway. This link also includes a database of Galway place names.

Dublin City Library and Archive, Heritage and History Online

Dublin City Library and Archive, Heritage and History online covers: Dublin and Irish Collections with local history resourcesDublin City Archives with records of Dublin’s civic government from 1171 and private archives relating to DublinFamily History with resources to assist youImage…

Cork Past and Present

This site by the Cork City Libraries features a huge collection of digital material. Use the Genealogy Link to access the following and more: • Index to O’Kief, Coshe Mang – Cork material • Index to O’Kief, Coshe Mang –…

Clare County Library, Ireland – Online Resources

This site has an impressive array of online resources. Use the site search engine for one stop searching and access. • The Genealogy and Family Historylink offers access to  online records which include: land, census; school registers and roll books;…


This site offers searches of 70+ UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues merged online.

Ask about Ireland – Libraries

Use this site to find a public library. The Public Library Content link offers searches across the online content of Ireland’s public libraries. Collections include digitised articles, photos, audios, illustrations, drawings, indexes and historical documents.