Category Archives: Irish History

Map of Griffith Valuation Dates

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Round Towers in Ireland – 1838

Table of Round Towers included on the 1838 Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK 1838 map of Ireland. (These are not shown on the map). Key to ‘state’ column : p – Perfect with conical cap, np – nearly … Continue reading

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RC Parish Database Updates

A number of Civil Parishes listed on the townland Index were not matched to Catholic Parishes during the initial cross-linking process [1], usually as a result of no reference being made to these being associated in Lewis. In some cases … Continue reading

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Map of Queenstown (Cobh) and Cork Harbour – 1906

(from Black’s Guide to Ireland 1906 – click on the image for a larger version)

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Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies

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 on the timeframe and source, and … Continue reading

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