5. Newspapers, Directories & Social History


Our records include a collection of over 250,000 obituaries and other newspaper notices compiled from all over Ireland, and especially the south-west. These records are included in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section


Directories are usually organised by place and include details on the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, tradesmen, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs in a given county or town. There are national, provincial, local and themed directories (listing the gentry or particular professions).

For more information on this extensive source read the directory section in the full list of Irish records.