Useful Resources on the Web

Ask About IrelandAsk about Ireland 

Ask About Ireland is an online collection of articles and photographs contributed by Irish Public Libraries and Local Studies Departments. (link to open in new tab/window)

Census of Ireland 1901/1911National Archives

The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.

Griffith’s ValuationGV

Griffith's Valuation of Ireland. The primary valuation was the first full-scale valuation of property in Ireland. It was published between 1847 and 1864, and is one of the most important surviving 19th century genealogical sources.


Lifesteps. Using the Internet one step at a time with your local public library. (link to open in new tab/window)

MocksMocks provides an online resource for secondary level students, providing free past papers, a free revision tool, revision notes, oral exams, correction service and much more. (link to open in new tab/window)

National Inventory of Architectural HeritageNI 

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. A service provided by the Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Ordnance Survey Ireland – Historical MappingOS

OSI – Historical Maps. Between 1829 and 1842 Ordnance Survey Ireland completed the first ever large-scale survey of an entire country. Acclaimed for their accuracy, these maps are regarded by cartographers as amongst the finest ever produced. As the national mapping archive service for Ireland, OSi has captured this and later mapping data in a digitised format. These maps are particularly relevant for genealogy or those with an interest in social history.

Project GutenbergPG

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.