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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  16 October 2019

Thom’s – more than just a ‘Dublin’ Directory…  

The first three articles in the series on Thom’s Directories are now available (updated 17th Oct ’19) : Thom’s – more than just a ‘Dublin’ Directory… Part 1 – Introduction and INDEX Part 2 – Foreign and Colonial Directory also … Continue reading

  15 October 2019

Using the GRO Image Browse Tool – Example  

following on from the article detailing the Browse GRO BMD Image tool I’ve included an example below on how to use the indexes on FamilySearch / FindMyPast in combination with the GRO Image Browse tool to locate correct images for … Continue reading

  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

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