dúchas.ie – National Folklore Collection of Ireland

dúchas.ie is a project to digitize the National Folklore Collection of Ireland, one of the largest folklore collections in the world. The Schools’ Collection is the first collection being made available on this site. It is a collection of folklore…

The Irish Mission at Watson House (New York)

The Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls operated from 1883 to 1954 in Watson House overlooking New York Harbour. It was close to the Castle Garden immigration depot. The mission aimed to…

RootsIreland.ie – Clare Genealogy

RootsIreland.ie is the database run by the non-profit Irish Family History Foundation, coordinators of the county genealogy centres network. It offers access to 20+ million Irish records held by these centres. The records available include:• Baptismal/Birth records• Marriage recordsThe indexed…

Clare GenMaps

This County Clare Library map resource overlays modern maps onto historical maps and can map surnames into hotspots. Search by surname and heat maps where clusters or instances of the name from the 1820-1840s tithe applotment books, Griffiths Valuation 1855…

Clare County Library – Digital Books

This site offers access to free online Clare and Irish material from the Internet Archive and other sources such as Irish Manuscripts Commission. The resources are arranged as follows: • Books on Clare:  Archaeology;  Art;  History;  Language;  Literature, Song and Music • Books on…

Irish Genealogical Research Society – Unique resources

Use the Resources link to access Unique Resources. These include: • Early Irish Marriage Index (pre 1864) with 213,000+ entries. This free index has been compiled from records at  the Registry of Deeds in Dublin plus newspaper announcements, marriages noted…

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…

The Irish Manuscripts Commission – Digital books

The Commission has digitised many of their out of print publications and made them freely available online, all fully keyword searchable. A small example of what is available includes:  • Registry of Deeds Dublin abstracts of wills – volume 1,…