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, 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 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...

  22 March 2015

RC Parish Database Updates  

A number of Civil Parishes listed on the townland Index were not matched to Catholic Parishes during the initial cross-linking process [1], usually as a result of no reference being made to these being associated in Lewis. In some cases … Continue reading

  13 March 2015

Map of Queenstown (Cobh) and Cork Harbour – 1906  

(from Black’s Guide to Ireland 1906 – click on the image for a larger version)


Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies  

There are a number of complications to finding exactly where a particular place of interest is located, even when the name is known. The first is often the spelling which can vary greatly depending on the timeframe and source, and … Continue reading

  6 March 2015

Search for Catholic Parishes and Chapels  

Four options are available to search for Catholic Parishes and Chapels on this site, and these are based on data of civil parish links and the location of Catholic chapels compiled from a combination of details from the 1848 Catholic … Continue reading

  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..

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