Local Studies Archives, History and Maps

Source Material for Local History

  • Annals of Boyle

  • Annals of Connacht

  • Annals of the Four Masters

  • Annals of Loch Cé : A Chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 1014 to A.D. 1590 (1871) – electronic version available

  • Books of Survey and Distribution (1636 – 1703) - Simmington

  • Census of Elphin 1749 (Synge census)

  • Census of Ireland c. 1659 – Pender

  • Convert Rolls – edited by Eileen O’Byrne

  • Crofton memoirs

  • Down Survey – William Petty (published 1851)

  • Griffiths Valuation of rateable property in Ireland (1850s) – electronic version available

  • Heart of Ireland – P.A. Sharkey (published 1927)

  • Loch Cé and its Annals – Francis Burke – electronic version available

  • The O’Conor papers – Gareth and Janet Dunleavy

  • The O’Conors of Connaught – Don Charles Owen O’Conor

  • Ordnance Survey Name Books – O’Donovan

  • Ordnance Survey Letters – O’Donovan

  • Roscommon Association Yearbooks (from 1980) – digitized version available in Roscommon libraries

  • Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society Journals (from 1986)

  • Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon – Isaac Weld (published 1832) – electronic version available

  • St.Patrick and the parish of Kilkeevan – Timothy Hurley

  • Tithe Applotment Books (1830s) – electronic version available

  • Topographical Dictionary of Ireland – Samuel Lewis (published 1837) – electronic version available

  • Tracing your Irish ancestors 3rd ed. – John Grenham (published 2005)

  • Tracing your Roscommon ancestors – John Hamrock (published 2007)

  • The Tribes and Customs of HY-Many – John O’Donovan

Maps

  • Boundary Commission Maps 1886 (based on OS 1837 originals, 6” to  1 mile)

  • Griffiths Valuation Maps (1850s)

  • OS Maps 6” to I mile (1914)