My collection of digitized historic maps for Ireland and Dublin viewable in Google map format, and other Irish Family History resources, including a revised and improved townland database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a database of Catholic and Church of Ireland 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 etc. All free to access....

I can do lookups of various Dublin directories, including Thom's from 1848 onward, Pettigrew & Oulton, Treble Almanac/Wilson's directory etc , finding locations in Dublin city address and directions or coordinates to townlands and old Churches etc. contact me me with the details of your request - I'm on twitter @shanew147 or contacted by email (see below).

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Latest articles and updates...

  14 July 2019

History of Roebuck Castle (updated)  

Roebuck Castle c1795 (from Ball’s History of Dublin 1908) ROEBUCK CASTLE A short history from the Anglo-Norman Invasion to the present day. (from details given in 1943 auction brochure) The earliest record of this historic residence dates from as far … Continue reading

  16 May 2019

Historic Maps of Ireland available Online (Updated-2019)  

  Ordnance Survey Maps Detailed modern and Historic map of Ireland – 6″ Historic and 6″ Historic B&W date from c1837 to abt. 1847, and the Historic 25″ date from the late 1890s to early 1900s, from Ordnance Survey Ireland … Continue reading

  14 May 2019

Production of town Gas, from c1920s/1930s Encyclopedia  

[click on any of the images to show a larger version] The manufacture of gas is to-day a great industry, and on these pages We show, from drawings made at the South Metropolitan Gas Company’s works in London, how gas is … Continue reading

  25 March 2019

Browse GRO Ireland BMD Images  

(updated March 2019) Sharing a tool I use to browse images of the Civil Birth, Marriage and Death registers on the IrishGenealogy website. The tool adds a selection of next / previous links to make it easier to move backwards … Continue reading

  22 November 2018

Description of Churches, Hospitals and Bridges – Dublin 1827  

Description of the Churches, Hospitals & Bridges in Dublin City from Leigh’s New Pocket Road-Book of Ireland 1827 for Dublin City Protestant Churches. Dublin is the see of an Archbishop, and is remarkable for possessing two Cathedrals. It has also nineteen … Continue reading

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