Other Resources

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 Centenaries.
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 Belfast
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:

  • EPPI (Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland);
  • IED (Irish Emigration Database);
  • VMR (Voices of Migration and Return).
The site was supported by Queen’s University Belfast, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Ulster and Libraries NI.
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 Dublin.
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 databases.
Justice for Magdalenes Research
A Resource for people affected by and interested in Ireland’s Magdalene institutions.
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 University.
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 University.
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
http://www.findingaids.nationalarchives.ie/index.php?browse=true&category= 1&subcategory=9
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 Collections.
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 found at
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.
https://www.lenus.ie/bitstream/handle/10147/560434/thefernsreportoctober2005.pdf? sequence=2&isAllowed=y
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
https://www.tusla.ie/services/alternative-care/adoption-services/tracing- service/where-are-records-held/
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 Brepols.
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.