Resources and databases

Free Irish eBooks – Index of free eBooks

This site lists Irish eBooks and eJournals in a wide range of categories. There are 4,000+ genealogy and 1,500+ history titles (with links to open the books). All titles can be read online and most can be downloaded to a…

The History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

This site dedicated to the workhouse – its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets. This extensive site contains 2800+ web pages, 6000 photos and illustrations and 1800 maps and plans. There are sections on:• Poor Laws• Workhouse Locations…

Four Courts Press – Ireland

One of Ireland’s leading academic book publishers.  This site offers online purchasing and is a good place to buy specialised books on Irish history.

Irish Family Ancestry

This site offers professional research services but also has a lot of information about Irish records and how to use them.

IrelandGenWeb Project

This project offers a local resource site for each county with valuable information and links.

A Little Bit of Ireland

This site by Cathy Joynt Labath. This extensive site, has not been updated recently, but it contains useful online databases particularly for counties Clare, Galway, Limerick, Mayo and Roscommon. A site search engine enables quick and easy searching of this…

Ireland-Australia Transportation Database 1791-1868

This is an online index to a series of records held by the National Archives of Ireland. In 1988 the Archives presented Australia with a set of these records, on 105 reels of microfilm, as Ireland’s Bicentennial gift to Australia.… is a free family history website by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The online data includes:• Church records – access 3+ million pre 1900 Church of Ireland records for Dublin City, Kerry and Carlow; Roman Catholic…