The Mayo Orphan Girls

This site, by Barbara Barclay, has been created as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Heritage Studies at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Mayo Campus and forms an ongoing project to discover more information about the 137 Mayo…

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…

Mayo County Library – Local Studies

This extensive site has a lot of online resources. It is aranged by area of interest and includes:• The Clans of Mayo• Emigration from Emigrant Letters• The Famine in Mayo• Estate Rental Records• In Humbert’s Footsteps: 1798 & the Year of…

Ancestry.com – Ireland – Birth, Marriage and Death collections

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The online data collections include Roman Catholic parish registers from a selection of parishes in Armagh, Carlow, Derry, Donegal, Dublin, Galway,…

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…

Irish Newspaper Archives

This newspaper archives offers access to 80 national and regional newspaper titles, 1733 to current. The regional titles cover the counties of Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Derry (Londonderry), Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo,…