The recent glitches and database errors (Saturday 18th July) have now been resolved, and all pages should now be back functioning correctly.

A collection of digitized maps of Dublin and Ireland, viewable in Google map format, a revised and improved townland database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a database of Catholic parishes as they were during the mid 1830s, Catholic and civil parish links for over 1,000 parishes, and map coordinates to over to 2,000 churches and chapels. All free to access....

The revised menu system, is located to the left, and the various sub-sections indicated with the grey background e.g. 'Historic Maps','Irish Records' etc. Click on these to expand each section and show the links to the pages available in each category.

For the latest news of Irish Genealogy and general history see :

Irish Genealogy News Claire Santry
John Grenham's Irish Roots Blog Irish Times
Townland of Origin / Joe Buggy (Irish Genealogical Research in North America)

Also see the wordpress article list to the right of this screen and the links page.

I can do lookups of various Dublin directories, mainly Thoms from 1848 onward. Post your lookup request either as a reply to the Dublin Directories lookup thread on the Genealogy Section of, or post a new thread on that board with Dublin Directory lookup in the subject, or post a brief message to twitter @shanew147
See also the new Directory Database

Latest articles and updates...

  3 August 2015

Alterations to County borders in Ireland – 1898  

Summary of changes to county borders as a result of the Local Government (Ireland) Act of 1898. Links to the transferred Electoral Districts (DEDs) on the 1901 census showing the transferred townlands included, and in addition links to returns which include townlands … Continue reading

  18 July 2015

WEBSITE Issues (Solved)  

There are problems with the website today Saturday 18th. Some pages may not work correctly and display various database errors. The is being investigated at the moment and I hope to have everything back working correctly very soon. Update : repairs … Continue reading

  15 July 2015

Catholic Parish Search by Town  

New option added to allow a search for Catholic Parishes based on a list of towns. see Town > RC Parish Search at the top of the menu. Coordinates are included in the system for cities and over 500 (1) towns all … Continue reading

  5 July 2015

Kilmore Co. Wexford and the Saltee Islands  

Details of Kilmore and The Saltee Islands from 2nd Ed. Topographical Directory of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 2nd Ed., printed 1849. KILMORE, a parish, in the barony of Bargey union i county of Wexford, and province of LEINSTER, 9 ½ … Continue reading

  30 June 2015

Surname Crossmatch – Variations  

Added a new Surname Variants search option to the Cross-Reference  Search, which now includes variants of the selected surnames in the search. In the previous version a search for Sullivan and Collins would only have located any parish where exact matches … Continue reading

For a full list of articles see here
For family history queries see the Genealogy forum on