- 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland
- Digitised images and a searchable index of household returns and ancillary
records for all 32 counties of the censuses of Ireland for 1901 and 1911.
- Bad Bridget: criminal and deviant Irish women in North America, 1838–1918
- Focussing on the criminal and deviant Irish girls and women in Boston, New
York and Toronto and their treatment by the authorities. Funded by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council, UK.
- Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury
- An all-island and international legacy for the Decade of Centenaries. The
Virtual Record Treasury re-imagines and reconstructs through digital
technologies the surviving collections of the Public Record Office of Ireland
which was destroyed on June 30th, 1922 in the opening engagement of the
Irish Civil War.
- Century Ireland
- An online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a
century ago arranged as ‘Main Stories’ and ‘News in Brief’ articles as well as
thematic pieces. Published fortnightly it is a portal for the Irish Decade of
- Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers
- Located in the National Archives, Ireland, these papers consist of primarily
incoming correspondence of the Chief Secretary’s Office in Dublin covering
the years 1818 to 1852.
- Dáil Éireann Collections
- As part of the Decade of Centenaries and in conjunction with the Houses of
the Oireachtas Service, the National Archives, Ireland digitised the
proceedings and related activities of the first (1919–1921) and second Dáil
(1921–1922) — DE/2 and DE/4 respectively.
- Digital Repository of Ireland
- A national Trusted Digital Repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences,
and cultural heritage data.
- Digitised Collections from Special Collections Library, Queen’s University
- The digitisation programme at QUB is ongoing and new material is added as it
becomes available. Collection level descriptions for many of the collections may be
found on RASCAL and detailed guides to manuscript collections are available on
QUB web pages. This resource includes, for example, the Irish Song Collection, and Somerville and Ross manuscripts.
- DIPPAM — Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration
- An online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of
Ireland, and its migration experience from the 18th to the late 20th centuries
including the following searchable databases:
The site was supported by Queen’s University Belfast, the Arts and
Humanities Research Council, the University of Ulster and Libraries NI.
- EPPI (Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland);
- IED (Irish Emigration Database);
- VMR (Voices of Migration and Return).
- Dublin Metropolitan Police Arrest Books
- Hand written entries in ledger volumes relating to the arrest and charge of
offenders covering 1905–1908 and 1911–1918.
- Digitised and searchable culturally and historically significant collections of the
Linen Hall Library which elucidate and celebrate the lived experience of
women in Northern Ireland from 1965 to the present.
- Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, 2021
- FoodCult: Food, Culture and Identity in Ireland c. 1550–1650
- An ERC-funded multi-disciplinary project exploring diet and foodways of
diverse communities in early modern Ireland. Managed by Trinity College
- Guide to Sources for Women’s History — PRONI
- A finding aid arranged to take account of the broad categories of female
influence and experience represented in PRONI’s holdings.
- Histpop — The Online Historical Population Reports Website
- The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides access
to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to
1937. It is funded by JISC and hosted by the UK Data Archive at the
University of Essex.
- Houses of the Oireachtas — Debates
- Searchable database of transcripts of all debates in the Oireachtas and
Committees 1919 to the present.
- Houses of the Oireachtas — Library & Research Service
- Contemporary and historical documents dating from the 16th century to the
present. Many of the items are digitised.
- International Federation for Research in Women’s History
- IFRWH/FIRHF encourages and coordinates research in all aspects of
women's history at international level, by promoting exchange of information
and publication and by arranging and assisting in arranging large-scale
international conferences as well as more restricted and specialized meetings.
- Irish Archives Resource
- The Irish Archives Resource in an online portal which allows users to search
the collections of participating archive services from all over Ireland, north and
south. IAR is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht,
Sport and Media and the Heritage Council.
- Irish–Australia Transportation Database
- Covering penal transportation records for Ireland to Australia 1788–1868.
- Irish Genealogy.ie
- Pre-20th century church records for baptism, marriage and burial, some pre-
dating Civil Registration. Includes transcripts of the baptism and marriage
records of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry to c. 1900, all Roman
Catholic baptism, marriage and burial registers for Dublin City, all surviving
Church of Ireland baptism, marriage and burial registers for Dublin City.
- Irish History Online
- A national bibliography of Irish history. It is part of a European network of
national historical bibliographies from fourteen countries. Irish History Online
(IHO) is an authoritative listing of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It is hosted and managed by the Royal Irish
Academy Library and is compiled, edited and regularly updated by a team of
voluntary editors and compilers.
- Irish Manuscripts Commission — Digital Resources
- Downloadable PDFs of out-of-print IMC editions and a collection of online
- Justice for Magdalenes Research
- A Resource for people affected by and interested in Ireland’s Magdalene
- Landed Estates
- A resource guide to Ireland’s landed estates and historic houses in Connacht
and Munster, c. 1700–1914. Managed by University of Galway.
- Letters of 1916
- This project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. It is creating a
crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter
Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916). Maintained by Maynooth
- A project that seeks to map the full range of cultural activity, across languages
and ethnic groups, in Ireland from 1541 to 1691. Managed by Maynooth
- Mná 100
- A web resource developed as part of the final phase of the Decade of
Centenaries programme. It contains images and information about women
and their contribution to the War of Independence and Civil War period as well
as women who served in politics and public life in the period that followed.
- Muckross House Research Library
- This online library documents ‘the traditions, way of life, and history of the
people of Kerry’. The collections include documents, images, voice
recordings, ephemera and other resources. Document series are arranged for
the Muckross Estate, the Kenmare Estate and the Godfrey Estate. Includes
lists and some digitised material.
- National Archives of Ireland — Decade of Centenaries
- Various record series covering the decade between 1912 and 1923.
- National Archives of Ireland — Women in 20th-century Ireland 1922–1966
- Sources from the Department of the Taoiseach on the National Archives,
Ireland website. This database, containing just under 20,000 entries, provides
information on a particular set of records relating to central government, the
files in the archive of the Department of the Taoiseach. This archive is in the
custody of the National Archives, Dublin, where the original documents can be
studied by researchers www.findingaids.nationalarchives.ie
Search the database here
- National Folklore Collection UCD Digitisation Project
- Contains the Schools’ Collection and 26,052 items from the Main Manuscript
Collection, along with 12,728 images from the Photographic Collection.
- National Gallery of Ireland — Source: Irish Art Digital Archive & Library
- Curated stories of art in Ireland as well as links to the NGI Library and Archive
- National Library of Ireland — Web Archive
- This is an Irish web archive whereby fully functioning versions of Irish web
sites at a particular point in time are collected and preserved for future use.
- National Library of Ireland — Women in Irish History Research Guide
- A research guide outlining the procedure to locate sources for researching
women’s history which are held in the NLI Department of Manuscripts.
- An electronic gateway to research resources relating to Ireland. It links to
research and special collections in over 80 institutions around the world.
- Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of
Dublin (The Murphy Report), 2009
- Report of the Interdepartmental Committee to establish the facts of State
involvement with the Magdalen Laundries (The McAleese Report), 2013
- Research Report on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in
Northern Ireland, 2021
- Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has numerous digitised
documents relating to suffrage in Ireland, and includes maps relating to
suffrage, the diary of suffragist Charlotte Despard (1913), and Lillian
Spender’s diary for 1913 where she discusses political and social events,
including suffrage, in Ulster.
Further material (document packs) from PRONI relating to women’s suffrage can be
- The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report (The Ryan Report), 2009,
updated 18 January 2021
- The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse was established on 23 May,
2000 and published its report in 2009.
The five volumes of the report are available here:
- The Ferns Report, 2005
- This report, presented to the Irish Government in October 2005, was an
official inquiry into clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Ferns in
Co. Wexford between 1962 and 2002.
- The National Archives, UK — Discovery
- The Discovery service holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held
by the National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the UK.
- The Reception & Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550–1700
- RECIRC is a research project about the impact made by women writers and
their works in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Managed by the
University of Galway.
- A list of records held by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency
- UCD Digital Library — The Collected Letters of Nano Nagle
- A digitised collection of the surviving letters of Honora (Nano) Nagle,
foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Women’s History Association of Ireland
- The aim of the WHAI is to promote research into the history of women in
Ireland, to bring together scholars in Irish women’s history, to recognise
excellence in research and to promote public engagement with women’s
history in an Irish context.
- Bibliography of British and Irish History
- A comprehensive and accurate guide available to what's been written
about British and Irish history BBIH is a subscription service and is available
remotely via university and research libraries worldwide. It is a collaboration
between the Institute of Historical Research, the Royal Historical Society and
- British Newspaper Archive
- Access to hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland.
- Irish Newspaper Archives
- Database of Irish newspapers from 1738 to the present day.
- Irish Times Archive
- Database of the Irish Times newspaper from 1859.