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 late 1830s/early 1840s, links between the Catholic and civil parishes, and maps to over to 1,700 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 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 my 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...

  29 December 2014

Website update  

Updated a number of pages to fix a new display issue relating to the display of PDF documents – e.g. street index lists, medical directory, Thom’s 1848 County Dublin directory etc..

  22 December 2014

Description of Bray 1869 (Thom’s)  

BRAY, a maritime town in the barony of Rathdown, twelve miles S.E. from the General Post Office, partly in county Dublin, partly in county Wicklow, the river of Bray, here crossed by a stone bridge, being the boundary between the … Continue reading

  2 December 2014

Advert for The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin  

From ‘1913 – Directory of Kingstown (Monkstown, Dalkey & Killiney) and District’ published by Talbot Coall & Son, Auctioneers, Estate Agents, Kingstown. (printed by Corrigan & Wilson, Sackville place Dublin)

  20 October 2014

RC to Civil Parish Links and Maps  

The Chapel mapping and civil parish link system now contains details for 26 of the 28 Catholic Diocese listed in the 1848 directory listing, with mapping details for 1,857 churches and chapels and just under 3,000 cross-links to civil parishes. … Continue reading

  3 September 2014

A View from Beggar’s Bush in 1744  

from ‘History of County Dublin’ (part 2) by F.E. Ball – 1903, from an engraving drawn by William Jones. (See below for map key which gives names of numbered locations) (Click on image for a full sized version) 1. Ringsend … Continue reading

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