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  ,   Mastodon    or contacted by email (see below).

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Latest articles and updates...

  7 December 2022

Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies  

(published March 2015, updated December 2022) 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 … Continue reading

  20 January 2022

Revised notes on ITM coordinates to view old Churches etc  

Updated the instructions for locating old churches and chapels on Historic maps using ITM coordinates on OSI/GeoHive See : Using Coordinates on GeoHive/OSI

  18 November 2021

Dublin City & County Civil Registration Districts (& Poor Law Unions)  

Map showing approximate boundaries of Poor Law Unions & Civil Registration Districts (Superintendents Registrar’s Districts) for Dublin city and County overlaid on 1902 map from Thom’s directory, details derived from townland index data. Note : several of these districts extend … Continue reading

  21 October 2021

Historic Maps of Ireland available Online (Update November 2022)  

  OSI – National Townland and Historic Map Viewer GeoHive Alternate site (Updated ) Historical maps of Ireland, with a set of historical and current basemaps, also overlays of historic maps over more modern maps, with transparency and swipe options. … Continue reading

  13 September 2021

New Map – Dublin City and Environs 1880  

New map added to website,  Dublin City and Environs Map 1880 from Thom’s Directory. Original is a large map – size : 72cm  x 82cm (~ 28″ x 32″) The maps covers Dublin city and parts of south and north county … Continue reading

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