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*[[Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Ireland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Ireland Census|Census]]
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*[[Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Ireland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Ireland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Ireland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Ireland History|History]]
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*[[Ireland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
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*[[Ireland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Ireland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
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*[[Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
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*[[Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Ireland Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Ireland Societies|Societies]]
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Chose one of the topics at the left or read on.  
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Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country, comprised of thirty-two counties within the four historic provinces of '''Connaught''', '''Leinster''', '''Munster''' and '''Ulster'''. [[Image:Rock of Cashel.jpg|thumb|115x153px|<center>Rock of Cashel</center>]] <br>
  
== Introduction  ==
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<br> Today the island is divided into two countries:
  
Ireland is an island divided into two countries:&nbsp; Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, also known as Eire. Before 1922 it was one country comprised of thirty-two counties within four provinces: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster.  
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:*the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''', made up of twenty-six counties; not a part of the United Kingdom.
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:*'''Northern Ireland''', a constituent part of the United Kingdom, made up of six of the counties of the Province of Ulster.
  
The two countries in Ireland today are:
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For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]].
  
*Northern Ireland with six counties
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=== Counties  ===
*Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties
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For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]]. <br>
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The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.  
 
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== Counties  ==
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The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line. Note that Donegal is part of the Republic of Ireland.  
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'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}  
 
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}  
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'''Or click on a county name below:'''  
 
'''Or click on a county name below:'''  
  
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| [[County Antrim|Antrim]] *
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| width="33%" | [[County Antrim|Antrim]] §
| [[County Dublin|Dublin]]  
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| width="34%" | [[County Kerry|Kerry]]  
| [[County Limerick|Limerick]]
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| width="33%" | [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]
| [[County Roscommon|Roscommon]]
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| [[County Armagh|Armagh]] *
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| [[County Armagh|Armagh]] §
| [[County Fermanagh|Fermanagh]] *
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| [[County Kildare|Kildare]]  
| [[County Londonderry|Londonderry (Derry)]] *
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| [[County Offaly|Offaly (''Kings'')]]
| [[County Sligo|Sligo]]
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| [[County Carlow|Carlow]]  
 
| [[County Carlow|Carlow]]  
| [[County Galway|Galway]]  
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| [[County Kilkenny|Kilkenny]]  
| [[County Longford|Longford]]
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| [[County Roscommon|Roscommon]]
| [[County Tipperary|Tipperary]]
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| [[County Cavan|Cavan]]  
 
| [[County Cavan|Cavan]]  
| [[County Kerry|Kerry]]  
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| [[County Laois|Laois (''Queens'')]]  
| [[County Louth|Louth]]  
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| [[County Sligo|Sligo]]
| [[County Tyrone|Tyrone]] *
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| [[County Clare|Clare]]  
 
| [[County Clare|Clare]]  
| [[County Kildare|Kildare]]  
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| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]  
| [[County Mayo|Mayo]]
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| [[County Tipperary|Tipperary]]
| [[County Waterford|Waterford]]
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| [[County Cork|Cork]]  
 
| [[County Cork|Cork]]  
| [[County Kilkenny|Kilkenny]]  
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| [[County Limerick|Limerick]]  
| [[County Meath|Meath]]  
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| [[County Tyrone|Tyrone]] §
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| [[County Londonderry|Londonderry / Derry]] §
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| [[County Waterford|Waterford]]
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| [[County Longford|Longford]]  
 
| [[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
 
| [[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
 
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| [[County Donegal|Donegal]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| [[County Dublin|Dublin]]  
| [[County Laois|Laois (Queens)&nbsp;]]
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| [[County Louth|Louth]]  
| [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]  
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| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
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| [[County Down|Down]] *
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| [[County Fermanagh|Fermanagh]] §
| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]
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| [[County Mayo|Mayo]]  
| [[County Offaly|Offaly (Kings)]]  
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| [[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
 
| [[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
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| [[County Meath|Meath]]
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==== *These counties make up [[Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]] ====
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*§ These counties make up [[Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]]  
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*'''County Dublin''' was abolished in 1994 and replaced by three new authorities: '''Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown'''; '''Fingal''' and '''South Dublin'''.
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*The historic county of Tipperary was divided in 1898 into '''North Tipperary''' and '''South Tipperary'''.
  
== Beginners Corner  ==
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=== Beginners Corner  ===
  
 
==== Research Guidance  ====
 
==== Research Guidance  ====
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|Death/Burial]]  
 
*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|Death/Burial]]  
 
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration]]
 
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration]]
 
==== BYU's ''Ireland Research Guide''  ====
 
 
You may also wish to review the [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Ireland.pdf Ireland Research Guide].&nbsp;&nbsp;This 538-page&nbsp;resource is from the BYU Family History Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a collection of many reference sources and articles (far more than just the Ireland Research Outline that appears first).&nbsp;The information is out of&nbsp;date and does not include&nbsp;online sources, but it is still valuable.&nbsp;
 
  
 
==== Records Available on FamilySearch  ====
 
==== Records Available on FamilySearch  ====
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*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== News &amp; events ==
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=== News Events ===
  
 
*Join a Community of Ireland researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]].  
 
*Join a Community of Ireland researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]].  
*On 11 October the [http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Genealogical Society of Ireland] will sponsor a lecture on Court and Prison Records by Brian Donovan.
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*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.  
*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.<br>
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*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, have been digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].  
*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, are now being digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].  
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*[http://www.librarycouncil.ie/irishlibrarynews/december-2010-308/a1/ Clare Library wins major award for genealogy]. "... includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs ..."
*[http://www.librarycouncil.ie/irishlibrarynews/december-2010-308/a1/ Clare Library wins major award for genealogy]. "... includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs ..."<br>
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== Did You Know?  ==
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=== Did You Know?  ===
  
 
*Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.  
 
*Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.  
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*[[Ireland Householders Index]] From 1823 to 1864, records were kept of people who paid taxes to the Church of Ireland or the government in Ireland.
 
*The [http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/index.htm Princess Grace Irish Library] provides online biographical &amp; bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers on its EIRData website. EIRData, which stands for Electronic Irish Records Dataset, was compiled by Dr. Bruce Stewart of the University of Ulster. The site also contains primary and secondary bibliographies, commentaries, quotations and notes.  
 
*The [http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/index.htm Princess Grace Irish Library] provides online biographical &amp; bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers on its EIRData website. EIRData, which stands for Electronic Irish Records Dataset, was compiled by Dr. Bruce Stewart of the University of Ulster. The site also contains primary and secondary bibliographies, commentaries, quotations and notes.  
 
*The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the [http://www.nifhs.org/census.htm North of Ireland Family History Society] website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office  
 
*The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the [http://www.nifhs.org/census.htm North of Ireland Family History Society] website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office  
*Records of Officers from first Irish Police force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.  
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*Records of Officers from first Irish Police Force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.  
*The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an online index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the [http://landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/ Landed Estates] website.
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*The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an on-line index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the [http://landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/ Landed Estates] website.
  
== Useful websites  ==
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=== Useful websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/irish-genealogy-records findmypast.com] - For records from all regions of Ireland
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann - Genealogical Society of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann - Genealogical Society of Ireland]  
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*Irish Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=50.0 RootsChat Irish Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
*[http://www.irishhistoricmaps.ie/historic/ Historic Maps]  
 
*[http://www.irishhistoricmaps.ie/historic/ Historic Maps]  
 
*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]  
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
 
*[http://www.irelandxo.com/ Ireland Reaching Out<br>]  
 
*[http://www.irelandxo.com/ Ireland Reaching Out<br>]  
*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/ Irish Times Ancestor Search]
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*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/ Irish Times Ancestor Search]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/ireland Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Ireland]
  
 
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Introduction

Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country, comprised of thirty-two counties within the four historic provinces of Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
Rock of Cashel


Today the island is divided into two countries:

  • the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire, made up of twenty-six counties; not a part of the United Kingdom.
  • Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, made up of six of the counties of the Province of Ulster.

For further historic information, see Counties of Ireland.

Counties

The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.

Click on a county to go to that county's page:
County CorkCounty KerryCounty LimerickCounty WaterfordCounty WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty CarlowCounty WicklowCounty DublinCounty KildareCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty ClareCounty GalwayCounty OffalyCounty WestmeathCounty MeathCounty LouthCounty MayoCounty RoscommonCounty SligoCounty LongfordCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty FermanaghCounty MonaghanCounty ArmaghCounty DownCounty AntrimCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png

Or click on a county name below:

Antrim § Kerry Monaghan
Armagh § Kildare Offaly (Kings)
Carlow Kilkenny Roscommon
Cavan Laois (Queens) Sligo
Clare Leitrim Tipperary
Cork Limerick Tyrone §
Donegal Londonderry / Derry § Waterford
Down § Longford Westmeath
Dublin Louth Wexford
Fermanagh § Mayo Wicklow
Galway Meath
  • § These counties make up Northern Ireland
  • County Dublin was abolished in 1994 and replaced by three new authorities: Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown; Fingal and South Dublin.
  • The historic county of Tipperary was divided in 1898 into North Tipperary and South Tipperary.

Beginners Corner

Research Guidance

If you are just beginning to research your Irish ancestors, here are some helps to get you started. Choose an event to learn about in the life of your Irish ancestors:

Records Available on FamilySearch

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

News Events

Did You Know?

  • Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.
  • Ireland Householders Index From 1823 to 1864, records were kept of people who paid taxes to the Church of Ireland or the government in Ireland.
  • The Princess Grace Irish Library provides online biographical & bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers on its EIRData website. EIRData, which stands for Electronic Irish Records Dataset, was compiled by Dr. Bruce Stewart of the University of Ulster. The site also contains primary and secondary bibliographies, commentaries, quotations and notes.
  • The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the North of Ireland Family History Society website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office
  • Records of Officers from first Irish Police Force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.
  • The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an on-line index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the Landed Estates website.

Useful websites

More Ireland Websites ....

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