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 Boards.ie, 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...

  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

  20 June 2015

  15 June 2015

Round Towers in Ireland – 1838  

Table of Round Towers included on the 1838 Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK 1838 map of Ireland. (These are not shown on the map). Key to ‘state’ column : p – Perfect with conical cap, np – nearly … Continue reading

  8 May 2015

New Townland Browse  

The New Townland Browse page allows selection of any combination of County,  Poor Law Union (PLU), Barony and Civil Parish, and shows the area within the selection grouped by area.  Clicking on the ‘show’ link displays a list of Towns … Continue reading

  23 April 2015

Dublin City Street Index – 1879  

Added images from Dublin City Street Index from Thom’s Directory of 1879 – see this link


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