Maps, places and surnames

Placenames Database of Ireland

This wonderful resource offers three ways to find placenames: search for them individually; browse the interactive map or browse by county and then filter by various criteria such as baronies, civil parishes, townlands or topographical features plus many more. The…

The IreAtlas Townland Database

This site offers searches by townland, county barony, parish or poor law union. This long established site is still a great place to locate Irish place names.

Landed Estates Database 1700s-1920s

A searchable online database covers estates in Connacht (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo) and Munster (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford). There is information about 4,500 estates and 2,700 families, 1700s to 1920s.    

Ordnance Survey Ireland – National Mapping Agency

This site has an online interactive map that allows historic map layers and other data to be added. These map series can be viewed and purchased online: • 6 inch mapping series (1:10,560) colour 1837-1842• 6 inch mapping series (1:10,560)…

National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland holds Catholic parish registers, property records such as estate papers and maps, newspapers, directories, heraldic records plus published family histories and local history society publications. Use the catalogue to search across printed, manuscript, visual and digitised…

FamilySearch – Ireland

The Historical Record Collections for Ireland include:Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 *Ireland Census Search Forms, 1841 and 1851. (Searched to establish a person’s age when they applied for the old age pension from…

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has record guides and information leaflets including a PRONI Guide to Church Records.Online indexes and free digital images include: • eCatalogue • Freeholders’ records includes pre-1840 registers and poll books • Londonderry Corporation…