County Dublin - Records

There are many records available for Irish family history research. The following are just a few!

Dublin City Archives

Website: Dublin City Archives

Among the items in this valuable resource to the researcher are:

  • Dublin City Charters 1171 to 1727
  • The Liber Albus and Chain Book of Dublin
  • Dublin City Assembly Rolls 1447 to 1841
  • Board of Aldermen 1567 to 1841
  • Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin 1889 to 1944
  • Dublin City Treasurers Accounts
  • Minutes and reports of Dublin City Council meetings 1841 to date
  • Reports of the 'Wide Streets Commission' 1757 to 1849
  • Mansion House Fund for the relief of distress in Ireland 1880 (valuable Famine resource)
  • Early motor registrations (excellent if your Dublin ancestor owned a car)
  • Photographic archive including many of 'North Strand Bombing also the Liffey Bridges
  • Theatre Archive extensive Dublin memorabilia

National Library

Website: National Library of Ireland

  • Parish Registers - Roman catholic - All of Dublin up to 1900
  • Griffiths Primary Valuation (Census substitute)
  • Tithe Applotment Books 1828 to 1827
  • Dublin Streets directories 1846 to early 20th Century
  • Dublin Newspapers 1700s to date
  • Kilmainham Papers — a collection of 377 volumes of records of the Commander in Chief of the British forces in Ireland and include information on personnel and troop movements during the period 1780 - 1890
  • Private paper collections of Dublin interest include the papers of the following:
    • Brendan Behan — Playwright and Author
    • Sir Roger Casement — Hanged in 1916 by the British for attempting to import arms into Ireland
    • Erskine Childers — Leading Irish revolutionary succeeded in importing arms to the volunteers in 1914, later executed by Free State Govt.
    • T. P. Gill — Irish Nationalist Politician (19th Century)
    • T. C. Harrington — Irish Nationalist Politician (19th Century)
    • Bulmer Hobson — Irish Nationalist and revolutionary originally from Belfast lived in Dublin in adulthood
    • Thomas Johnson — Trade Union leader
    • James Joyce — Author
    • Patrick Kavanagh — Author and Poet
    • James Fintan Lalor — Probably the most famous Fenian
    • Thomas McDonagh — One of the 1916 leaders and executed by the British on 3rd May 1916
    • Eoin McNeill — At one time President of the Volunteers, most famous for his 'countermanding' order which attempted to call off the 1916 rising
    • George Moore — Philosopher and Author
    • Leon O'Broin — Historian and Author
    • Sean O'Casey — Playwright and Political Activist (founding member of James Connolly's Irish Citizen Army)

National Archives of Ireland

Website: National Archives of Ireland

  • 1901 & 1911 Census Returns
  • Tithe Applotment books and the Primary (Griffith) Valuation
  • Wills and testamentary records
  • Ireland-Australia transportation records (1791–1853)
  • Estate records
  • Private source records
  • Parish records and marriage licences
  • Records of Mercer's Hospital 1744 to 1983
  • House of Industry Hospitals (Workhouses)
  • Dublin Corporation Minute books relating to the relief of poor in Dublin City and County 1772 to 1871
  • Meath Hospital records from 1753

General Registrar Office

Website: General Register Office

The General Register Office maintains a genealogical/family history research facility at 3rd Floor, Block 7, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

The Research facility is open Monday to Friday, (excluding public holidays) from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. for the purpose of searching indexes to birth, death and marriage records and for obtaining photocopies of records identified from the indexes.

Royal College of Surgeons Archives

Website: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

  • Records of The Royal College of Surgeons 1784 to date
  • Records and Papers relating to individual Doctors:
    • Cameron, Charles A. - Diaries - 1880- 1916
    • Colles, Abraham 1773 to 1843 Surgeon
    • Deeney, James, A. 1906 to 1984
    • Doolin William 1887 to 1962
    • Jacob, A. Former President of the Royal College in the1800s mainly correspondence
    • Dr Patrick Logan one of Irelands leading Pulmonary specialists and a leading figure in the fight against TB he was also a medical historian
    • Solomons, Bethel gynaecologist case books 1914 to 1921
    • Somerville-Large, L. B. ophthalmologist case books 1902 to 1910
    • Widdess J. H. D. General papers
  • Heritage Collections of the RCSI

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Website: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • College minute 1692 to date
  • Registers of fellows and members late 17th century to date
  • Kirkpatrick file - Biographical material over 10, 000 medical practitioners
  • Medical and Philosophical Society minutes, 1756 to 1784 and 1856 to 1939
  • Cow Pock Institution subscription book 1804 to 1843
  • Dublin Sanitary Association Minutes Late 19th Century
  • Hospital Records:
    • Westmorland Lock Hospital 1792 to 1922
    • Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital 1808 to 1886
    • St Ultan's Hospital 1919 to 1984
  • Individual records:
    • Sir Dominic Corrigan 1802 to 1880 private papers of same.