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 (johngrenham.com)
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 by email (see below) or post a brief message to twitter @shanew147

See also the new Directory Database






Latest articles and updates...

  2 October 2018

Website Updates for Mobile  

Various updates and fixes to the mobile phone compatible section of the website and also added new pages to shows historic c1840 Catholic and Church of Ireland parish details and Church locations. Church markers show GPS & ITM coordinates, and … Continue reading

  27 September 2018

Map of Coastguard Stations by Port – c1845  

Added a new beta version of a Historic (c1845) Coastguard Station Map browse by port to my website, which uses OpenStreetMaps and leaflet. see : Maps of Coastguard Stations by port. a link to these maps has also been added … Continue reading

  24 August 2018

Historic Catholic Church and Chapel Maps  

As a work-around for recent removal of OSI Historic Map viewer, I’ve made a few changes to the Catholic Parish link system – hopefully temporary until a better solution can be found. 1. Find the parish of interest using the … Continue reading

  23 April 2018

Misclassified Locations in online Tithe records  

The Tithe Applotment record images available online on the National Archives of Ireland website, along with corresponding transcripts, have been a great addition to the resources available to those researching online – and also save a trip into Dublin city … Continue reading

  30 January 2018

Tithe Applotment Records – Bray Civil Parish, Co. Wicklow  

The Tithe Applotment Records for Bray Civil Parish, Co. Wicklow do not appear to have been categorised correctly on the National Archives website system. Some records appear under other parishes – e.g. entries for parts of Bray town, Great Bray, … Continue reading


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