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"The Sligo Chronicle" Almanac and Directory for 1878 Free P&P

This is a short, yet very rare publication by the Sligo Chronicle newspaper. It contains a complete business directory for Sligo in 1878. It also contains a very detailed set of "Local memoranda" concerning the county, including a history of Sligo county and details about Sligo town, and the towns of Rosses Point, Ballymote, Collooney, Ballisodare, and Easky. This is followed by a comprehensive li...

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A Complete Catholic Directory, Almanack and Registry, Vol. 2 (1837) Free P&P

This is the second volume of this series, which continued annual publication for much of the nineteenth century. This volume contains a complete registry of all Church officials, and the hierarchy throughout the world. However for Irish research, arguably the most important section is the Ecclesiastical Register of Ireland. This is a diocese-by-diocese tour of the country, detailing what parishes ...

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A Complete Catholic Registry, Directory, and Almanack, Vol. 1 (1836) Free P&P

This is the first volume of this series, which continued annual publication for much of the nineteenth century. This volume contains a complete registry of all Church officials, and the hierarchy throughout the world. However for Irish research, arguably the most important section is the Ecclesiastical Register of Ireland. This is a diocese by diocese tour of the country, detailing what parishes w...

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A Journey Throughout Ireland Free P&P

Henry D. Inglis, A Journey Throughout Ireland, During the Spring Summer & Autumn of 1834 (4th ed., 1836. This book was considered to be one of the most important early nineteenth century commentaries on Ireland. Inglis was a Scottish travel writer and social commentator who published many books concerning various countries worldwide. This was his last title, as he died the following year. He visit...

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A Little Tour in Ireland, 1892 Free P&P

First published in 1859 under the author title of "An Oxonian" this is version is a "new edition" published in 1892. The original release had a very limited print run and there were many calls for a second version to meet demand. Much of this demand was generated by a desire to see the illustrations that accompany the text. Indeed, even the illustrator himself, John Leech, had asked for a new edit...

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Alumni Dublinenses Free P&P

An incredibly rare book. A register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College, in the University of Dublin from 1637 to 1846. Although, as would be expected, it contains mostly Irish people there are also many included who were from England, Wales and Scotland....

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Bassetts Book of Antrim, 1888 Free P&P

Bassett's Book of Antrim is both a directory and a guide to the entire county in 1888. It is one of the most important sources published for late nineteenth century Antrim, recording details (addresses and occupations) for over 5,000 people in the county. It contains 414 pages of detailed information, as well as an excellent full colour map. The book begins with the history, economy, geology and s...

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Bassetts Book of County Armagh (1888) Free P&P

Bassett’s Book of Armagh is both a directory and a guide to the entire county in 1888. It is one of the most important sources published for late nineteenth century Armagh, recording details (addresses and occupations) for over 10,000 people in the county. It contains over 400 pages of detailed information, as well as an excellent full colour map....

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Bassetts County Down Guide and Directory (1886) Free P&P

Bassett’s County Down is both a directory and a guide to the entire county in 1886. It is one of the most important sources published for late nineteenth century Down, recording details (addresses and occupations) for over 10,000 people in the county. It contains 414 pages of detailed information, as well as an excellent full colour map....

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Bassetts Wexford County Guide and Directory 1885 Free P&P

Bassett’s Wexford is both a directory and a guide to the entire county in 1885. It is one of the most important sources published for late nineteenth century Wexford, recording details (addresses and occupations) for over 11,000 people in the county. It contains 406 pages of detailed information, as well as an excellent full colour map....

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Burkes Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1899 Free P&P

This was the first specifically Irish edition of Burke’s Landed Gentry, and is considerably more detailed on Irish families than what had appeared in previous years in the general British series. It contains detailed genealogies of all the ‘landed gentry’ in Ireland. This group represents the Irish landowners, and those aspiring to this status from among the merchant and professional communi...

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Carrigans History of the Diocese of Ossory and New Index Free P&P

William Carrigan’s History of the Diocese of Ossory (4 vols, 1905) is one of the most important historical publications concerning Counties Kilkenny and Laois ever produced. Carrigan’s main interest was the history of the church from the earliest times, and his four volumes, contain a history of the Bishops and other diocesan officials, as well as an extensive introduction to the area’s poli...

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Cusacks History of the Kingdom of Kerry, 1871 Free P&P

M.F. Cusack's history of Kerry is an important nineteenth century work containing a vast amount of information. The book charts the history of the county from earliest times, including extracts from many documents. These include the complete text of the 1673 report on State of Kerry, the Charters of the towns of Dingle and Tralee, etc. The book is particularly valuable for genealogists, as the aut...

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D'Altons History of Dublin (1838) Free P&P

This book is probably the first really detailed local history published in Ireland. Spanning to 955 pages, it has a wealth of information on virtually every location in the county. It begins with a general account of the county's history in 50 pages. This followed by a tour of every barony in the county, with chapters on each town, village and prominent place encountered. These chapters contain a ...

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Dodds Travellers Director through Ireland (1801) Free P&P

James Solas Dodds Travellers ‘Director’ is a less well known guide to Ireland, published in 1801 to cater for English people wishing to holiday in Ireland. The book begins with a description of Dublin city, including a detailed engraved map. He then tours the country following all the main roads throughout the island. For each place he describes the topography, economy, public buildings, gentl...

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Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages 1771-1812 Free P&P

This index by Henry Farrar, published in two volumes in 1897, details all the marriage entries in Walker's Hibernian Magazine 1771-1812. There are over 12,000 marriages recorded from a time when few other records of this nature survive. As a consequence it is of exceptional genealogical value, recording the names, addresses and some occupations of the couples, and often the names and details of th...

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Guys Directory of Munster, 1893 Free P&P

Francis Guy postal directory of the province of Munster is an exceptionally important book. It is one of the few detailed directories for Munster from this period, and records over 140,000 names in 1,183 pages. There is a section for each county, beginning with a history and description of the county, followed by administrative office holders, judiciary, religions and clerics, fairs, markets, bank...

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Harveys Waterford Almanac and Directory for 1866 Free P&P

This was the first directory of the city of Waterford published by Thomas Harvey. It includes a detailed alphabetical directory of inhabitants within the city, as well as a full trades directory. The almanac provides a lot of additional local information, including a Calendar of important local events for 1866, lists of officers of the state and the corporation of Waterford, local Members of Parli...

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Henry & Coughlans General Directory of Cork & Munster(1867) Free P&P

This book really contains two publications. The first is the general directory for Cork city. This important publications includes an alphabetical directory, street directory and trades and professions directory for the city, as well as full lists of administrative offices, and public and private institutions. This is followed by Wynne's Directory of the province of Munster, which covers every cou...

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Hickson, Selections from Old Kerry Records (2 vols, 1872-74) Free P&P

These two books contain a wealth of historical and genealogical information for County Kerry. Compiled by the celebrated Kerry antiquarian and genealogist, Mary Agnes Hickson, they cover a vast range of topics from the medieval period to the 19th century. These include transcripts of many documents since lost. Some of the articles contained in this publication include the 1641 depositions, details...

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Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810 Free P&P

This important book is well known to Irish genealogists. It contains an index to over 40,000 Irish wills, most of which were destroyed in the 1922 explosion at the Public Record Office in Dublin. As a consequence this book is especially important as the only surviving evidence of what did exist at one time. This index gives the name of every person who left a will, their address, rank or occupatio...

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Indexes to Irish Wills 1536-1858, 5 vols Free P&P

This series of five volumes was compiled from the existing finding aids at the Public Record Office in Dublin, and published between 1909 and 1920. They contain entries for over 30,000 wills for most of the diocesan consistorial courts of Ireland up to 1800, and many up to 1858 when the administration of wills and probate was removed from church control to the state. Each entry records the testato...

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Irish Names and Surnames Free P&P

This wonderful book explains the meanings and origins of Irish first names and surnames. Divided into several sections: General information, including a table of Irish letters, The Irish name system, Names of men (English-Irish), Names of Women (English-Irish), Surnames (English-Irish), Names of men (Irish-English), Names of women (Irish-English), Surnames (Irish-English), Clan names....

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James Hardimans History of the Town and County of the town of Galway Free P&P

This book is considered to be the definitive history of Galway. James Hardiman, an active member of the Royal Irish Academy and sub-commissioner of Public Records at Dublin Castle published it in 1820. As a result the book contains much information now lost as a consequence of the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office. The book is organised into four sections, with additional appendices and other ...

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Macloskies Directory of Fermanagh (1848) Free P&P

This is one of the rarest county directories for anywhere in Ireland. As far as we know the copy in Trinity College is one of the only surviving copies of this book in the world. The book contains a detailed historical and topographical survey of the county, including copies of documents, fulsome descriptions of major events, and even poetry. This section is followed by County Statistics, which li...

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