last updated
 August 21, 2018


Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History
by James G Ry

Ireland: A Genealogical Guide,
the authors begin with a recap of basic search strategies...



Dublin Fermanagh Galway Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Leitrim Leix/Laois

(books are listed by county and in alpha order by parish/diocese/townland/area)


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Note:  Many of the books listed below are out of print, some can be still obtained through book stores in Ireland.  For a listing of many Irish book stores see The Irish Book Discussion Mailing List website


Lookup Volunteers:  Many book submitters have also graciously offered to do lookups in their book.  These lookups are for information in the book ONLY, not genealogical expeditions.  Please constrict your inquiry to the contents of the book.  I have instructed our wonderful volunteers to delete all other emails without comment.

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Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Balbriggan
Title:  Church of St Peter & Paul, Balbriggan - Celebrating 150 Years (1842-1992)
Author(s):  Jim Walsh
Publisher:  Balbriggan Historical and Cultural Society
Year:  1992

Parish:  Ballinteer
Title:  The Parish of St John the Evangelist, Ballinteer - the 25th. Anniversary - 1973-1998
Author(s):  Christopher  Ryan
Publisher:  Ballinteer Family History Society
Year:  1998

Parish:  Clondalkin
Title:  From Generation to Generation Clondalkin Village, Parish and Neighbourhood
Author(s):  Roy H Byrne and Ann Graham
Publisher:  Brunswick Press Ltd
Year:  1989
Lookup Volunteer: 
Christine Mills

Parish: Clondalkin
Title: Families of Newlands, Co Dublin
Author: Eamonn Dowling
Publisher: Genealogical Society of Ireland
Year: 2001
Lookup Volunteer: 
Christine Mills

Parish: Clontarf
Title: Clontarf Parish 1901 census index
Author: Society Members
Publisher: Raheny Heritage Society
Year: 2002
Lookup Volunteer: 
Brian Wray

Parish: Coolock & Artane
Title: Green Fields Gone Forever
Author: Douglas S Appleyard
Year: 1985 (Reprinted 2006)

Title:  Dublin Pictorial Guide & Directory of 1850
Author(s):  Henry Shaw
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  unknown
Lookup Volunteer: 
Margaret Carlson

Parish:  Dublin & surrounds
Title:  A Directory of Dublin for the Year 1738 (from bail bonds mss)
Author(s):  Dublin Corporation Public Libraries
Publisher:  same as author
Year:  2000
Lookup Volunteer: 
Christine Walsh

Parish:  Dublin
Title:  A Short History of Some Dublin Parishes
Author(s):  Nicholas Donnelly
Publisher:  Reproduced by Sean Day of Carraig Books, Blackrock
Year:  1907

Parish:  Dundrum
Title:  Centenary of Holy Cross Church, Dundrum (1878-1978)
Author(s):  The Parish Committee
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  1978

Parish:  Fairview
Title:  Parish of Fairview including Corpus Christi, Glasnevin, Larkhill, Marino and Donnycarney
Author:  Rev. John Kingston
Publisher:  Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd, Dundalk
Year:  1953
Lookup Volunteer: 
Maureen Hauge
Lookup Volunteer: 
Margaret Conroy

Parish: Our Lady of Victories Parish
Title: Our Lady of Victories Parish
Author: Various
Publisher: OLV Jubilee 2000 Group
Year: 2000

Parish:  Raheny
Title:  Raheny Heritage Trail and Census Returns of Raheny And Environs
Author(s):  Raheny Heritage Society
Publisher:  Raheny Heritage Society
Year:  1901, 1911
Lookup Volunteer: 
Brian Wray

Parish:  St. Catherine's, Dublin
Title:  St Catherine's Parish Dublin, 1840-1900 : portrait of a Church of Ireland community
Author(s):  John Crawford
Publisher:  Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Irish Academic Press
Year:  1996

Parish: St. Margarets
Title: A History of St. Margarets St Canice's and Finglas
Author: Peter Sexton
Publisher: Peter Sexton
Year: 2000 

: St. Peters
Title: St Peters, A History of Our Parish
Author: Catherine McSorley

Parish:  Stillorgan
Title:  The Cure of Souls - a history of St. Brigid's Church of Ireland,  Stillorgan
Author(s):  John A. Ingram
Publisher: Printed by Mahons Printing Works Ltd
Year:  1997

Place:  Stoneybatter
Title:  Stoneybatter. Dublin's Inner-Urban Village
Author(s):  Kevin C. Kearns
Publisher: Glendale
Year:  1989
Lookup Volunteer: 
Michael Brennan

Parish:  Taney
Title:  Taney: Portrait of a Parish
Author(s):  Carol Robinson Tweed
Publisher: The Select Vestry, Taney
Year:  1994

Parish:  Taney
Title:  The Parish of Taney
Author(s):  F.E. Ball
Publisher: Hodges & Figgis
Year:  1895

Parish:  Whitechurch
Title:  Whitechurch Parish 1823
Author(s):  The Parish Committee
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  unknown


Check out the beautiful County Dublin
old maps at


Dublin City


Dublin Burial Grounds & Graveyards

The Dublin City Franchise Roll, 1468-1512

Guide to Tracing your Dublin Ancestors


The Registers of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin (History of Christ Church, Dublin. Documents, 4)


Quaker Records, Dublin, Abstracts of Wills


Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to the Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin C 1638 to the Year 1800
From the Appendix to the Twnety-Sixth Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland


Memorial inscriptions from St. Catherine®s Church and Graveyard, Dublin






Cheers Dublin! Ladies Tee Shirt



Dublin Historical Society Newsletter




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County Fermanagh & Louth Genealogy & Family History Notes
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Devenish Parish, Irvinestown
Title:  The Sacred Heart Church Centenary 1910-2010
Author(s):  Editor, V.J. Rolston
Publisher:  Ecclesville Printing Services
Year:  2012

Parish:  Enniskillen
Title:  Enniskillen, Parish and Town
Author(s):  W. H. Dundas
Publisher:  Dundalk
Year:  1913


Check out the beautiful County Fermanagh
old maps at

Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871. Lists of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line


Check out the beautiful County Fermanagh
old maps at

 Families of Co. Galway, Ireland the genealogy and family
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Ahascragh, Caltra and Castleblakeney
Title:  A Historical Summary on the parish of Ahascragh, Caltra and Castleblakeney
Author(s):  T. MacLochlainn
Publisher:  T. MacLochlainn
Year:  1979
Lookup Volunteer: 
Roland deCaen

Parish:  Athenry
Title:  The Lamberts of Athenry
Author(s):  Finbarr O'Regan
Publisher:  Finbarr O'Regan
Year:  1999

Parish:  Aughrim & Kilconnell
Title:  Parish of Aughrim and Kilconnell
Author(s):  Tadhg MacLoughlainn
Publisher:  South Harrow
Year:  1980
Lookup Volunteer:  
Sheila Block  

Parish: Ballinasloe
Title: Ballinasloe:  A Story of a Community Over 200 Years
Author: Tadgh MacLochlain
Publisher: By subscription
Year: 1971
Volunteer Lookup:  
Sheila M. Block

Parish:  Ballinasloe
Title:  Ballinasloe Town, Exploring Family Origins
Author(s):  Noel Farrell
Publisher:  Irish Heritage Research, 30 Lakelands Drive, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Year:  1998

Parish:  Ballymacward
Title:  Ballymacward, The Story of an East Galway Parish
Author(s):  John S. Flynn
Publisher:  Leinster Leader Ltd.
Year:  1991
Lookup Volunteer:  
Sheila Block


Parish:  Ballymoe Ballintubber
Title:  Ballymoe
Author(s):  John J Brady
Publisher:  Parish Council Ballymoe
Year:  2005
Lookup Volunteer: Patrick Hume

Parish:  Ballynakill
Title:  Portrait of a Parish: Ballynakill, Connemara
Author(s):  Tully Cross Guild, Irish Countrywoman's Assn.
Publisher:  Tully Cross Guild, Renvyle
Year:  1985

Parish: Barna
Title: Barna - A History
Author: Padraic Faherty
Publisher: Padraic Faherty, Barna, Galway
Year: 2000

Parish:  Barna and Furbo
Title: Barna and Furbo: A Local history
Author:  Barna/Furbo Irish Countrywomen's Assoc.
Publisher:  Barna/Furbo Irish Countrywomen's Assoc.
Year:  1982

Parish:  Beagh
Title:  Beagh, A History & Heritage
Author(s):  Marie McNamara, Maura Madden
Publisher:  Beagh Integrated Rural Development Association
Year:  1995

Parish:  Caherlistrane, Co Galway & Achill, Co Mayo
Title:  Achill's Eva O'Flaherty:  Forgotten Island Heroine
Author(s):  Mary J Murphy
Knockma Publishing
Year:  2012
Lookup Volunteer: Mary J Murphy

Parish:  Castlegar
Title:  History of Castlegar Parish
Author(s):  Padraic O'Lao
not given
Year:  1996
Lookup Volunteer: Thomas Newell

Parish:  Castleblakeney
Title:  History of Castleblakeney
Author(s):  Brian Lynch
Year:  2003
Lookup Volunteer:  Connor Kelly

Parish:  Castlegar
Title:  History of Castlegar Parish
Author(s):  Padraic O' Laoi, CC
Publisher:  The Connacht Tribune Ltd., Market Street, Galway
Year:  1997

Parish:  Claregalway
Title:  Claregalway : Parish History, 750 years
Author(s):  Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society
Publisher:  Galway : Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society
Year:  1999
Lookup Volunteers: 
Helen McCabe    Margaret O'Reilly

Parish: Claregalway
Title: Claregalway Parish History Pictorial
Author: Claregalway Historical & Cultural Society
Publisher: Claregalway Historical & Cultural Society
Year: 2002
Lookup Volunteer: 
Margaret O'Reilly

Parish: Claregalway
Title: The Summer Children (Memoir)
Author: Bernadette M Redmond
Publisher: Create Space Amazon
Year: ISBN-13: 978-1491255476
Lookup Volunteer: Bernadette M Redmond

Parish:  Clifden
Title:  History of Clifden, 1810-1860
Author(s):  Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill
Publisher:  Dublin
Year:  1981, reprinted 1988, 1992

Parish: Clifden
Title: Beyond the Twelve Bens - A History of Clifden and District 1860 - 1923
Author: Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill
Publisher: By the Authuor and The Connacht Tribune
Year: First Edition 1986, Second Edition 1990

Parish: Creagh
Title: A Fireside Story on the Parish of Creagh
Author: Tadgh MacLochlain
Publisher: The Author
Year: unknown
Volunteer Lookup:  
Sheila M. Block

Parish: Fohenagh
Title: The History of Fohanagh
Author: Tony O'Gorman
Publisher: Fohenagh Community Council
Year: 2002
Lookup Volunteer: 
Tony O'Gorman

Diocese:  Galway
Title:  Churches of Galway,Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora
Author(s):  Tom May
Publisher:  Tom May, Diocesan Office, Cathedral, Galway
Year:  May 2000

Parish:  Kilclooney-Creagh
Title:  Ballinasloe, A Historical Sketch
Author(s):  Rev. Patrick K Egan, C.C.
Publisher:  Ballinasloe Tostal Council
Year:  after 1942
Lookup Volunteer: 
Jim Kenny

Diocese:  Killaloe
Title:  The Diocese of Killaloe 1800-1850
Author(s) Ignatius Murphy
Publisher: Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Four Courts Press Ltd.
Year:  (V1) 1992 (V2), 1995 (V3)
Lookup Volunteer: 
Jay Wilpolt  

Parish:  Killure, Fohenagh and Kilgerril
Title:  Story of Killure, Fohenagh and Kilgerril Parish, Over a Period of Almost 200 Years
Author(s):  Tadhg MacLoughlainn
Publisher:  Galway
Year:  1975

Parish:  Kiltullagh/Killimordaly
Title:  Kiltullagh, Killimordaly, As the Centuries Passed, A History from 1500-1900
Author(s):  Kieran Jordan
Publisher:  Kiltullagh/Killimordaly Historical Society
Year:  2000

Parish:  Lackagh
Title:  In Their Own Words-the Parish of Lackagh-Turloughmore and its People
Author(s):  Turloughmore Heritage Project
Publisher:  Lackagh Museum Committee
Year:  2001

Parish:  Lackagh
Title:  The Parish of Lackagh & Turloughmore (includes 1901 census)
Author(s):  Lackagh Parish History Committee
Publisher:  Lackagh Parish History Committee
Year:  ca 1980s
Lookup Volunteer: 
Helen McCabe

Parish:  Loughrea/East Galway
Title:  Book I - the District of Loughrea, 1791-1918
Author(s):  Editor, Joseph Forde
Loughrea History Project, Temperance Hall, Barrack St, Loughrea, Co Galway
Year:  2004

Parish:  Maree
Title:  The History of Oranmore Maree
Author(s):  Brenda Furey
McGrath Publishers, Galway
Year:  1991
Lookup Volunteer: Teresa Heaney

Parish: Moylough and Mountbellew
Title: History of Moylough-Mountbellew, Part 1.  From the earliest times to 1601
Author:  John A. Claffey
Publisher:  J. A. Claffey, Galway
Year: 1984

Parish: Oranmore Maree
Title: The History of Oranmore Maree
Author:  Brenda Furey
Publisher:  McGrath Printers, Galway
Year: 1991 

Parish:  Templetogher
Title:  Williamstown County Galway Historical Sketch and Records
Author(s):  Sean M Glynn
Publisher:  Galway Printing Company
Year:  1966
Lookup Volunteer: 
Christine Mills

Diocese:  Diocese of Kilmacduagh
Title:  The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Kilmachuagh
Author(s):  J. Fahey
Publisher:  M. H. Gill & Son, Dublin
Year:  1893
Lookup Volunteer: 
Laurel Baker


Check out the beautiful County Galway
old maps at


Galway City maps



A record of seven graveyards in the Parish of Castlegar, Co. Galway


The memorial inscriptions and related history of Kiltullagh, Killimordaly, and Esker graveyards


Monuments of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
a historical, genealogical, and archaeological record














Want to learn the Irish language - at your own pace?





Journal Of The Galway Archaeology And Historical Society



Galway Roots, magazine






Wonderful County Galway
Discovery Maps...a must for
minute details like country lanes
churches, cemeteries....etc.




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Families of County Kerry, Ireland
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
 Over Four Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation
Parish:  Ardfert
Title:  Ardfert In Times Past
Author(s):  Tommy O'Connor
Publisher:  O'Connor, Farranwilliam, Ardfert
Year:  1990, 1999 Revised Edition

Parish:  Ardfert
Title:  Ardfert - a hurling history
Author:  Tommy O'Connor
Publisher:  Foilseacháin Bréanainn
Year 1988
Lookup Volunteer: 
Tommy O'Connor


Parish:  Ardfert (RC)
Title:  Ardfert in Times Past
Author:  Tommy O'Connor
Publisher:  Tuatha Chiarrai
Year 1999
Lookup Volunteer: Pete Schermerhorn

Parish: Ballyheigue
Title: The Story of Ballyheigue
Author: Bryan Mac Mahon
Publisher: Oidhreacht
Year: 1994

Parish: Ballylongford
Title: Parish Baptismal/birth records 1823-1900 (records Partial computer printout,10 pages approx 600 names)
Names: Brandon, Brassil, Frawley, Fuller, Gaff, Gavin, Gallivan, Fuller, Wren. No mother listed. Father: AHERN through CALLAHAN
Contains: Father, Mother, Candidate, Birth Date, Baptismal Date, Place/Area, Sponsor 1, Sponsor 2, Priest
Year: 1820-1900
Lookup Volunteer:
Bart Brassil

Parish: Caherdaniel
Title: Bordoinin, A History of the Parish of Caherdaniel
Author: Padraig O Loingsigh
Publisher: Oidhreacht na Steige
Year: 1990?

Parish:  Castleisland
Title:  Castleisland: Church and People
Author(s):  Kieran O'Shea
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  1981

Parish:  Kilcummin
Title:  Kilcummin: Glimpses of the Past
Author(s):  Kilcummin Rural Development Group
Publisher:  Kilcummin Rural Development
Year:  1998
Lookup Volunteer: 
Michele Patin

Parish: Knocknagoshel
Title: Knocknagoshel Parish
Author: Kieran O'Shea
Publisher: Printed by Leinster Leader, Naas
Year: 1991

Parish: Sneem
Title: Sneem, The Knot in the Ring, 2nd Ed.
Author: T. E. Stoakley
Publisher:Sneem Tourism Association
Year: 1986
Lookup Volunteer:
Paul Keroack

Check out the beautiful old
County Kerry maps at


Guide to Tracing your Kerry Ancestors


The Irish National League in Dingle, County Kerry, 1885-1892


Direct from Ireland: Southwest Ireland, Including West Cork & Kerry


Seán Ó Conaill's book : stories and traditions from Iveragh






OS Discovery Maps, great detail


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County Kildare, Wicklow & Carlow Genealogy & Family History Notes
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Church and Society in County Kildare, C.1470-1547
by Mary Ann Lyons
Parish:  Athy
Title:  Kilmead - A local history, a living legacy
Author(s):  Kilmead Community Development C.E.S
Publisher:  Kilmead Community Development C.E.S
Year:  February 2000

Parish: Leixlip
Title: A History of Leixlip, Co Kildare
Author: Gerald Nelson
Publisher: Kildare County Library
Year: 1990
Lookup Volunteer: 
Christine Mills

Parish:  Monasterevan
Title:  Monasterevan Parish, Co. Kildare, Some Historical Notes
Author(s):  Eileen Ryan
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  1958

Parish:  Maynooth Naas and Athy
Title:  The Emmet Rising in Kildare 1802 to 1806
Author(s):  Seamus Cullen
Publisher:  not given
Year:  2004

Parish: Naas
Title: An Illustrated History of Naas
Author: Liam Kenny and Stan Hickey
Publisher: Leinster Leader Naas
Year: July 1990
Volunteer Lookup:
Brian Mullaney

Parish: Naas
Title: Two Mile House 1790 - 1990
Author: Comdt William Gibson
Publisher: BiCentenary Committee Two Mile House
Year: July 1990

Parish: Naas
Title: Peerless Punchestown 150 years of Glorious Tradition
Author: Raymond Smith and Con Costello
Publisher: Sporting Books Publishers Dublin
Year: April 2000

Parish: Naas
Title: Far from the Short Grass Kildare men in Two World Wars
Author: James Durney
Publisher: Leinster Leader Naas
Year: August 1999

Parish: Naas
Title: The Clongorey Evictions(Newbridge)
Author: Mary Ryan
Publisher: Leinster Leader Naas
Year: 2001

Parish: Naas
Title: From Connell to Droichead Nua
Author: Mary Connolly
Publisher: Leinster Leader Naas
Year: 2001

Parish: Naas
Title: 30 years of the Bridge(Kilcullen )
Author: The Bridge and Kilcullen Heritage
Publisher: Leinster Leader Naas
Year: 2000

Parish: Naas
Title: The Robinsons of North Kildare (300 years)
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: McRobin Publications 72 Coolamber Drive Rathcoole
Year: 1997

Other Co Kildare books of interest:

Title:  Rebellion in Kildare 1790-1803
Author:  Liam Chambers
Publisher:  Four Courts Press Dublin & Portland OR
Year:  1998
Lookup Volunteer: 
Dale Ivens

Title:  Guide to Kildare & Wicklow
Author:  Con Costello
Publisher:  Leinster Leader Ltd, Naas, Co Kildare
Year:  1991
Lookup Volunteer: 
Dale Ivens

On the One Road:  Political Unrest in Kildare 1913-1994
Author:  James Durney
Publisher:  Gaul House
Year:  2001
Lookup Volunteer:
James Durney


Check out the beautiful old
County Kildare maps at

Tracing your ancestors in Co. Kildare


Irish Genealogical Source: The Roll of the Quaker School at Ballitore, County Kildare
With an Index and Notes on Certain Families

Rebellion in Kildare, 1790-1803


A map of the county of Kildare, 1783


Tracing your ancestors in Co. Kildare

Looking back : aspects of history, County Kildare : from the Leinster Leader series

Lest we forget : Kildare and the great famine

Irish Genealogical Source: The Roll of the Quaker School at Ballitore, County Kildare
With an Index and Notes on Certain Families






The Cassidys: Live in Kildare, video
Here's your chance to be a star! Sing along to 16 popular Irish Songs with a professional backing band. Practice in your own home or bring it to a party. This video will be the hit of any gathering. Includes Danny Boy, 40 Shades of Green, Limerick You're a Lady, The Irish Rover and many more

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Co. Kilkenny Ireland, Genealogy & Family History Notes
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Ballycallan (plus Kilmanagh & Killaloe)
Title:  The Road to Knockeenbawn
Author(s):  Ronald Larkin
Publisher:  Kilmanagh Ballycallan Killaloe Community Enterprise Group
Year:  2002

Parish:  Castlecomer
Title:  Castlecomer Connections, Exploring History, Geography & Social Evolution in North Kilkenny Environs
Author(s):  Tom Lyng
Publisher:  Castlecomer History Society, Georgian Mews, The Square, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Year:  1984

Parish:  Castlecomer
Title:  Historical Sketches of  the Parishes of Castlecomer, Ballyragget, Connahy, Muckalee & Clogh; Directory, Songs, Poems, and Reminiscences, etc.
Author(s):  Denis O'Carroll
Publisher:  Fassadinin Historical Society
Year:  1989

Parish:  Gowran
Title:  A History of St Mary's Church, Gowran
Author(s):  Imelda Kehoe
Publisher:  The Gowran Development Association
Year:  no year given
Lookup Volunteer: 
Mandy Pemberton

Parish:  Kilmacow
Title:  Kilmacow ....A south Kilkenny parish
Author(s):  Mrs Kathleen Laffan
Publisher:  Kilkenny people, Kilkenny
Year:  1998/99
Lookup Volunteer: 
Kay Lorenzato

Parish:  Mooncoin
Title:  History of the Parish of Mooncoin
Author(s):  Rev Walter McDonald
Publisher:  Kilkenny people, Kilkenny
Year:  1958

Diocese:  Ossory
Title:  The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, 4 volumes
Author(s):  Reverend William Carrigan
Publisher:  Sealy, Bryers & Walker (Dublin), reprinted by Robert Brooks and Wellbrook Press (Kilkenny).
Year:  1905, reprinted in 1981

Parish:  Rosbercon
Title:  Rosbercon Parish, a history in song and story
Author(s):  James Murphy
Publisher:  Kilkenny People Printing Ltd
Year:  2000

Diocese:  Slieve Rue
Title:  Sliabh Rua--A History of its People and Places
Author(s):  Jim Walsh
Publisher:  The Jubilee and Bi-Centenary sub-committee of Slieverue Parish Pastoral Council
Year:  2001

Parish: Templeorum
Title: An Historical Miscellany
Author: Mary O Shea
Year: 2000
Volunteer Lookups:
Maureen Chicoine

Parish: Templeorum
Title: A Hundred Years of Piltown Co-operative and Its Branches
Author: Mary O'Shea
Publisher: Glanbia Piltown
Year: 2001
Volunteer Lookups:
Mary O'Shea or Mary O'Shea

Parish: Templeorum
Title: The Marrying of Brigit and Christ in the Parish of Templeorum
Author: Mary O'Shea
Publisher: Mary O'Shea
Year: 1999
Volunteer Lookups:
Mary O'Shea or Mary O'Shea

Parish:  Three Castles
Title:  Old John Holmes of Three Castles Kilkenny and his descendants
Author(s):  Compiled by Richard Brian Holmes
Publisher:  Stewart Publishing and Printing, Ontario, Canada
Year:  2000


Parish:  Tullaherin, Bennettsbridge
Title:  In the Shadow of the Steeple (10 vol to date)
Author(s):  Various in each Journal
Publisher:  Duchas, Tullaherin Historical Society
Year:  Bi-annual since 1987
Volunteer Lookups: Walter Walsh

Other Co Kilkenny Books of interest:

Title:  Nooks and Corners of the County Kilkenny
Author: John G.A.Prim (formerly attributed to Paris Anderson)
Publisher: Grangesilvia Publications
Year: 2003 (original publication 1914)

Check out the beautiful old
County Kilkenny maps at


Castlecomer Town map


Bennettsbridge townland map


Kilkenny: History and Society (County History and Society)


Kilkenny: a history of the county


Merchants and Shopkeepers
 An Historical Anthropology of an Irish Market Town, 1200-1986 (Anthropological Horizons, 8)










Old Kilkenny Review, magazine
The review is the journal of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and carries material bearing on the history, in all its facets, of County Kilkenny, Ireland

Kings County (Offal) & Queens Co. (Leix-Laois)
Ireland genealogy & family history notes
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Abbeyleix
Title:  Abbeyleix - Life, Lore and Legend
Author(s):  Kevin P. O'Brien
Publisher:  Franamanagh Books
Year:  1998
Lookup Volunteer: 
Tom Wilde

Parish Borris-in-Ossory
Title:  Borris-in-Ossory
Author:  Father Hilary D Walsh
Publisher:  Kilkenny Journal Ltd
Year 1969


Parish Borris-in-Ossory
Title:  Viewing Through History, 2 volumes
Author:  John Phelan
Publisher:  John Phelan, Borris in Ossory Histories
Year 2008
Lookup Volunteer:  John Phelan


Parish Borris-in-Ossory
Title:  In the Shadow of the Goalpost, GAA History
Author:  John Phelan
Publisher:  John Phelan, Borris in Ossory Histories
Year 2004
Lookup Volunteer:  John Phelan

Parish:  Doonane
Title:  Beneath Sleivemargy's Brow
Author(s):  Br. Linus Walker
Publisher:  The Leinster Express
Year:  2002
Lookup Volunteer
Michael Brennan

Place:  Durrow
Title:  An Historical & Social Diary of DURROW Co Laois 1708-1992
Author(s):  Edward O'Brien
Publisher:  Millfield Oress
Year:  1992

Parish:  Killeshin, Graigcullen
Title:  Parish of Killeshin, Graigcullen
Author(s):  Peadar MacSuibhne
Publisher:  Leinster Express, Carlow
Year:  1974

Parish: Killeshin & Graiguecullen
Title: Gravestone Inscriptions, Killeshin, Sleaty, Graiguecullen, Mayo, Arles, Doonane, Castletown, Rathaspick, Shrule, Rathnure with historical notes
Author: Paul Redmond NT, BA, M.Litt
Publisher: J.P.F. Print, Stradbally, Co. Laois
Year: 1997

Place:  Rathdowny & surrounding areas
Title:  Rathdowny Review
Editor:  Rathdowny Review Committee
Publisher:  Rathdowny, Co. Leix
Year:  Published yearly

Parish: St Patrick's Church (Church of Ireland)
Title: Stradbally, County Laoise
Publisher: J.P.F. Stradbally
Year: 1989 (2nd Edition)
Lookup Volunteer:  Wendy Cosby



Check out the beautiful old
County Leix/Laois maps at


The Laois millennium year book : Queen's County (Leix/Ossary) heritage book


The land war and its leaders in Queen's County, 1879-82









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Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim Ireland, Genealogy & Family History Notes
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
Parish:  Aughavas
Title:  The Parish of Aughavas, Co. Leitrim. Its History and its People
Michael Whelan
Publisher:  Michael Whelan
Year:  1998
Lookup Volunteer: 
Jim Irvine

Parish:  Ballinaglera
Title:  Carrick-on-Shannon, Exploring Family Origins
Author(s):  Noel Farrell
Publisher:  Irish Heritage Research, 30 Lakelands Drive, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Year:  1994

Parish:  Ballinaglera
Title:  Just the Way It Was
Author(s):  Thomag Gilrane
Publisher:  iUniverse
Year:  2007

Parish:  Ballinamore
Title:  Sliabh an Iarainn Slopes  A History of the town and parish of Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim (Covers Oughterragh Parish)
Author(s):  Fr. Dan Gallogly
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  1991

Parish:  Ballymeehan
Title:  St. Aidan's, Parish of Ballymeehan
Author(s):  various essays
Publisher:  unknown
Year:  ca 1998

Parish:  Carrick-on-Shannon
Title:  Ballinaglera Parish, Co. Leitrim: Aspects of its History and Traditions
Author(s):  Eileen Clancy
Publisher:  Dublin
Year:  1980

Parish:  Carrigallen
Title:  Carrigallen Parish, A History
Author(s):  unknown
Publisher:  Hackett, Raymond and Reilly Michael, Eds.
Year:  1996

Parish:  Gortletteragh
Title:  Local History
Author(s):  no name
Publisher:  none given
Year:  1990
Lookup Volunteer:  Michael O'Rourke

Parish: Kiltubrid
Title: St. Brigid's Church, Kiltubrid, Co Leitrim. 1781 - 1995
Author: Fr Liam Kelly
Publisher: not given
Year: 1995

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The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim 1889-1892






Irish Counties: A Guide to the History, Culture, and Traditions of Your Irish Past (Salamander Distro)
by Damien Enright (Editor),
J.J. Lee (Editor)

Irish Church Records
by James G. Ryan


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