Category Archives: Townlands & Placenames

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

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Extracts from Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1810 – Rathdown

Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Nicholas Carlisle, published 1810 BOOTER’S-TOWN, in the Barony of Half Rathdown, Co. of DUBLIN, and Province of Leinster. It is 3 1/4 m. S. E. from Dublin. It is a pleasant village, situate on the … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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