Category Archives: History

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

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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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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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Portlaw – Cotton Factory.

I had read about the cotton factory at Portlaw, but the size of this operation only properly registered this morning – see image of Portlaw in the tweet from the National Library below… David Malcolmson had been involved in milling … Continue reading

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Catholic Parish Search by Town

New option added to allow a search for Catholic Parishes based on a list of towns. see Town > RC Parish Search at the top of the menu. Coordinates are included in the system for cities and over 500 (1) towns all … Continue reading

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