Category Archives: Irish History

Show list of all towns in Registration District (or P.L.U.)

The new townland explorer may be used to show a list of all the town within any Superintendents Registrar’s District, more usually referred to as Registration Districts. Civil records are indexed by Registration districts and these appear in the original National GRO … Continue reading

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Milners’ Safes Advert – 1917

from Thom’s 1917, advertisement for Milners’ Safes with testimonials from Hamilton Long, Apothecary & Chemists, J. Gaynor & Son Merchants and mention of a safe retrieved with contents intact from the ruins of the G.P.O. (see transcript below) Milners’ Safes … Continue reading

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Portlaw – Cotton Factory.

I had read about the cotton factory at Portlaw, but the size of this operation only properly registered this morning – see image of Portlaw in the tweet from the National Library below… David Malcolmson had been involved in milling … Continue reading

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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 areas included, and in addition links to townlands transferred as parts of … Continue reading

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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 in the county of Wexford, and province of LEINSTER, 9 … Continue reading

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