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Census Reports 1851-1911: County Clare Census Reports 1851-1911: County Clare

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ISBN: 1-84630-356-7

Government census taking began in the early nineteenth century in Ireland. The first, and partial, census was carried out in 1813. This was followed in 1821 with the first complete countrywide census on 28 May. A new census was taken every 10 years after this date, up to 1911. The census for 1921 was never carried out because of the disarray caused by the War of Independence. Censuses for what is now the Republic of Ireland began in 1926.

The aim of the census was to understand the size and make-up of the Irish population to better inform government policy. As a consequence the range of questions asked, and information gathered, in each of the census returns 1821-1911 varied. In general they got progressively more detailed as new issues were felt important enough to analyse statistically.

The majority of Irish census returns from the nineteenth century were destroyed. The 1861-91 census returns were officially destroyed in their entirety, partly because of paper shortages at the outbreak of the World War in 1914. Earlier returns (1813-51) were mostly destroyed with the destruction of the Public Record Office at the outset of the Civil War in 1922.

But the statistical results from all these census returns were compiled into tables and printed for circulation among civil servants and politicians. From 1851 to 1911 these statistical tables and accompanying analysis were printed in a volume for each county for each year. It is these county reports that are reproduced here on CD-ROM or digital download.

Initially these tables recorded the numbers, ages and gender of the population by townland, civil parish and barony. These figures are important as they describe the changing circumstances of each district in Ireland and provide contextual information for family and social history. The reports usually list the change in population over the previous 10 years, so at a glance you can see the impact of the Famine in the 1851 reports. From 1871 the information gathered increased dramatically, and tables of statistics concerning "conjugal condition" (i.e. marital status), occupation, location of birth, disability, religious profession, education, emigration and foreigners appear.

The reports are far more than dry statistical tables. With this information the experience and composition of a townland can be tracked over the decades. Families and individuals were part of a wider townland community, and knowing that history can help researchers assess the social environment of a family. This provides essential background and context for any family history.

This collection of official census reports for County Clare includes the following years: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. Together these reports come to 773 pages. 


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Census Reports: Clare 1851 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1851 (DOWNLOAD)

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Census Reports: Clare 1861 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1861 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1861 Census Report for County Clare containing 45 pages (6,026KB)

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Census Reports: Clare 1871 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1871 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1871 Census Report for County Clare containing 115 pages (12,556KB)

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Census Reports: Clare 1881 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1881 (DOWNLOAD)

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Census Reports: Clare 1891 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1891 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1891 Census Report for County Clare containing 116 pages (13,806KB)

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Census Reports: Clare 1901 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1901 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1901 Census Report for County Clare containing 177 pages (17,684KB)

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Census Reports: Clare 1911 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Clare 1911 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-355-9

Download the 1911 Census Report for County Clare containing 159 pages (15,594KB)

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William Bassett, Limerick City and County, and Principal Towns in the Counties Clare, Tipperary and Kerry Directory 1880-1881 William Bassett, Limerick City and County, and Principal Towns in the Counties Clare, Tipperary and Kerry Directory 1880-1881

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Originally published by William Bassett in Limerick in 1881 is the Limerick City and County Directory. Containing more than four-hundred printed pages, Bassett's Directory has the complete title of Limerick City and County, and the Principal Towns in the Counties Clare, Tipperary, and Kerry, Directory, 1880-1.

Apart from the Dublin City and County Directories published by Alexander Thom & Co., and with the exception of the occasional county directories published by the likes of Pigott and Slater, Irish county directories, even trades directories such as that under review, are not commonplace in the nineteenth century. First published in 1875, Bassett's Limerick Directory for 1880-1 was the second and improved edition of the publication, containing as it does guides to the principal towns in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Kerry, which Bassett hoped would result in the publication of complete guide to the province of Munster.

The Limerick City and County Directory begins with a digest of the public bodies and institutions railways, religious, benevolent, literary and mercantile in the Borough of the City of Limerick. This includes list of all public officials such as magistrates, members of the corporation of the City and all other public officials who recorded ward-by-ward, which constitutes the first forty pages of the Directory. This is immediately followed by an alphabetical list of the principal merchants, traders and gentlemen in the City of Limerick and its surrounding areas and this together with the classified trades and professions directory, alphabetically arranged makes up just over a third of the Directory as a whole. The County Section of the Directory for Limerick records the principal gentlemen, clergy and traders for thirteen of Limerick's principal towns, namely Abbeyfeale, Adare, Askeaton, Bruff, Castleconnell, Croom, Elton/Hospital, Foynes, Glinn, Kilfinane, Kilmallock, Newcastle & Neighbourhood, Rathkeale and Neighbourhood and Patrick's Well & Neighbourhood.

The portion of the Directory treating on Clare, Tipperary and Kerry are in no way as complete as that for Limerick. The Clare portion of the Directory treats on the principal residents and traders of only five of the county's major towns, Tipperary faring a little better with eight and County Kerry also with eight. In the main, each town included in the directory records the the gentry and clergy in the immediate vicinity of the town as well as the principal traders in the town and its surrounds. In the case of the larger towns notices in the Directory, for example Tralee and Clonmel, borough officials such as magistrates, corporation members, councillors and union officials are also included. The Limerick City and County Directory is concluded with more than ninety pages of advertisements taken from all over Ireland, which present a fascinating account of some of the leading producers and suppliers in the country as a whole in 1880.

As one of the few trades directories for Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Kerry published prior to the twentieth-century, Bassett's Limerick City and County Directory for 1880-1, republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, is not to be missed.

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Rev. Philip Dwyer, The Diocese of Killaloe, From the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, 1878 Rev. Philip Dwyer, The Diocese of Killaloe, From the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, 1878

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ISBN: 1-84630-205-6
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Originally published in Dublin in 1878 by Hodges, Foster and Figgis and republished here, The Diocese of Killaloe from the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, was written by Rev. Cannon Philip Dwyer and this edition was first owned by Rev. W McIlwaine, D. D., a contributor on the history and architecture of the Cathedral of St. Flannans, Killaloe.

At the time of publication the Diocese of Killaloe encompassed all of county Clare, portions of county Galway, Tipperary and Limerick as well as the ancient Diocese of Roscrea, to which was added the Diocese of Kilfenora and is the second largest Diocese in Ireland. The author's stated aim of the publication was to trace the 'internal and external state of the Church within the Diocese of Killaloe' and in some 580 printed pages this he managed to do with considerable success, producing one of the first modern diocesan histories, which was used as a template for may later such histories.

The Rev. Canon Philip Dwyer was born in Dublin (1822-1905) the son of a barrister and after studying at Trinity College, Dublin, was ordained as a priest with his first appointment in 1846 to the parish of Dunkerrin, Co. Clare. For the next thirty-eight years Dwyer served as a priest and later as a Prebend and vicar in the county, during which time he initiated the building of the new St. Columba's Church and gained the reputation as the 'historian of Clare'. Dwyer published six books on county Clare and the Diocese of Killaloe of which the title under review is the best-known, which was published shortly before he left Ireland for Canada.

Without any precursors to such a publication Dwyer set out The Diocese of Killaloe from the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century - which is a bit of a misnomer as it ends in 1702 - by regnal year, beginning with the Reformation and the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47), one of the shortest chapters in the publication, consisting of a mere sixteen pages. Drawing heavily on State Papers, Patent Roles, Inquisitions, Fiants and other manuscript material available to him, Dwyer was also the first historian to make particular use the Depositions made during the reign of Charles I. The chapters covering the reigns of James I (1603-25) and Charles I (1625-48) are amongst the most informative. Included in the chapter covering the reign of James I is the 'State of the Diocese of Killaloe' an answer by the incumbent of the Diocese in 1622 presented in 14 articles. This includes a list of all of the incumbents of the diocese, their values and patrons as well as a list of all of the deteynors of church lands in the diocese, the names, value and quantity of land held. The Depositions utilised in the chapter 6, the Reign of King Charles I. These record first had the turmoil wreaked throughout the Diocese resulting from the 1641 Rebellion.

The Diocese of Killaloe includes many useful appendices, which include succession lists for the Diocese, topographies for the parishes in Killaloe as well as a list of the castles of county Clare and their owners in 1584. The Diocese of Killaloe from the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century republished here must appeal to anyone interested in the local history and religious history of the diocese and also to those interested in the local history of Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

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Ashe's Limerick and Clare Directory 1891-92 Ashe's Limerick and Clare Directory 1891-92

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The Directory of the City of Limerick & County Clare & Limerick was printed in Limerick by H. & E. Ashe in 1891-2. While Dublin City and County are replete with trades' and residential directories from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, many of the Ireland's other counties are bereft of such directories. Between 1769 and 1894 there have only been fifteen published directories in which all or part of Limerick and Clare have been featured. Of the fifteen published directories, only two, apart from H. & E. Ashe's Directory specifically treat on Limerick City and County as well as County Clare, and as such, this republication will be of particular interest to those who have an interest in these counties.

This edition of H. and E. Ashe's Directory of the City of Limerick & County Clare & Limerick contains two hundred and five pages of text and includes handwritten annotations of the names of occupants in Limerick City by the Directory's first owner as well as a large number of full-page advertisements placed by local Limerick tradesmen, merchants and shopkeepers. The Directory proper is introduced by a relatively standard history of Limerick City, but this included special notices on the city's harbour and docks, including the duties paid on incoming shipping into the city, which was compiled by the incumbent Port Engineer, Mr. W. J. Hall.

The Directory also includes postal and telegraph information, including the closing post for rail postage on the major railway lines that once traversed the county the county. Also present in the Directory are the Rules and Regulations for Hackney Cars and Carriages as laid down by the Corporation of Limerick, which includes a list of standard fares within the Borough of Limerick City as well as the addresses for all the religious, social and civic institutions, together with the name of their incumbents.

Of particular interest will be the complete street directory for the residents of the city and an alphabetically listing of the same.

The county portion of the Directory for Limerick is fairly substantial and much more so than some of Ashe's contemporary competitors who were publishing national rather than local directories. Ashe treats on all the major villages of towns of Limerick County recording all the major gentlemen, professionals, farmers, traders and merchants connected with each. The Directory also lists the schools, religious, civic and social institutions associated with each town and village, all of which provides excellent social and demographic data, which has obvious benefits for the social historian and family history researchers.

Ashe's Directory also includes details of the main residents of the larger villages and towns of County Clare. This is of particular interest as there are very few if any directories published specifically for the county

This CD-Rom republication of Ashe's 1891-2 Directory is fully searchable and should grace the shelves of genealogists and scholars with an interest in counties Clare and Limerick.

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Statistical Survey of County Clare, 1808 Statistical Survey of County Clare, 1808

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ISBN: 1-84630-053-3
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The Irish Statistical Survey was carried out under the direction of the Royal Dublin Society. Each county was surveyed with the aim of determining the 'actual state, capabilities and defects of agriculture, manufactures and rural economy'. In practice the surveys contained a vast quantity of local information on almost every aspect of the county surveyed. Because these studies were carried out under central direction the quality of the information provided is good, and given their early date, they remain an invaluable source for the study of each county. They record many details about conditions in pre-Famine Ireland, including social and economic conditions, the growth of population and poverty, education, religion, history, the Irish language and local customs.

Healy Dutton's introduction contains a very stinging rebuke of the wealthy farmers and the gentry for their lack or co-operation in compiling the survey and their "gross ignorance". However, he does also note the remarkable hospitality of the people of the county, though they have yet to learn to "put the cork in the bottle". This is a vital source for anyone with an interest in the history of County Clare.

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Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Munster section Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Munster section

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ISBN: 1-84630-030-4

This is one of earliest full commercial directories of Ireland, and includes over 220 urban centres throughout the island. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, tradesmen, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. There is a description of each Province and town as well. This was Pigot's much-expanded second edition (the previous version dated 1820) and is now extremely rare.

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Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837) Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837)

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ISBN: 1-84630-000-2
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is the first detailed study of its kind for Ireland. It was published in 1837, before the Famine (1845-50), so it is very important for historians and genealogists of the early nineteenth century.

Lewis gives details about every parish, town and village in Ireland, including numbers of inhabitants, the economy, history, topography, religion and parish structures, administration and courts, schools, and much more. He also gives the names of the principal inhabitants (generally landlords, merchants and professionals).

This Dictionary is in four parts:

· Preface & Subscribers

· Volume 1: A-G

· Volume 2: H-Z

· Volume 3: Maps

The Maps are in full colour, making this source one of the most important for research on Ireland. 


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Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867 Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867

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This book really contains two publications. The first is the general directory for Cork city. This important publications includes an alphabetical directory, street directory and trades and professions directory for the city, as well as full lists of administrative offices, and public and private institutions. This is followed by Wynne's Directory of the province of Munster, which covers every county. Each county section starts with a list of administrative and judicial officers, after which there is a full trade directory for each town.

This extremely rare book also includes some illustrations of Cork as well as a vast number of illustrated advertisements.

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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-005-3

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. Slater took over Pigot's important publication of commercial directories of Ireland, and this was the first instalment. It has almost twice as much detail as its predecessor (published in 1824), and is now an extremely rare item.

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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-126-2

For those familiar with the study of Irish history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's are a vital research tool. Each town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station together with population statistics derived from the 1861 Census of Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description. The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial and public institutions.

This publication reproduces just the Province of Munster and cities of Cork and Limerick sections of Slater's 1870 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900 and an essential research tool for the study of Irish genealogy and history. 
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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-036-3

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland.

This is the third edition of Slaters, for the year 1881, and contains 1,580 pages of information including a large-scale map of Ireland.

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The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893) The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893)

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Published by HMSO from evidence given to both house of Parliament in February 1893 by Assistant Commissioner W. O. O'Brien, the full title of this publication gives some idea as to its nature and scope:

'Royal Commission on Labour: The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part II, Reports by Mr. W. P. O'Brien C.B., (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Carlow, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, King's, Limerick, Queen's, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow'.

In fact, the information presented in the 138 Report was taken from the Commissions Surveys of eleven Poor Law Unions, namely Kenmare, Kanturk, Nass, Ennistymon, Cashel, Wexford, Lismore, Thomastown, Kilmallock, Mountmellick and Carlow and is one of a number of similar reports into the state of agricultural labourers that taken together are the most comprehensive survey of the condition of agricultural labourers undertaken; the Commission undertook inquiries into 41 aspects of the lives of Irish labourers. This evidence was derived from a plethora of sources, which give both this and the Commissions conclusions great validity. Amongst the sources from which evidence was garnered were secretaries of local labour leagues, land agents, independent witnesses, Poor Law Union Guardians, parish priests as well as personal interviews by the Commissioner and his agents. These interviews included visiting labourers' cottages in each of the subdistricts of the unions surveyed and much of the firsthand evidence gathered revealed the depressing conditions experienced by the rural and urban labourer alike.

The scope of the Commission's inquiry was as far-reaching as were its final conclusions. The specific areas of inquiry were as follows: supply of labourer; immigration; conditions of engagement; terms of engagement; hours of labour and meal times; Sunday work; wages and earnings; piece work; mode of payment; prerequisites and allowances; wages earned and other employments; estimated annual earnings; diet of labourers and their families; cottage accommodation; suggested amendments to Labourer's Acts as well as a plethora of evidence as to way and means of improving labourers wages, housing and conditions; garden allotments, cultivation plots and allotments for town labourers; live stock, bee industry, cow runs and pastures; benefit societies, trade unions, relations between employer and employee; general condition of town and agricultural labourers; age and size of families and the effect of early marriages and large families.

In short, the Commission probed into every conceivable aspect of labourer's lives and probably extended its scope beyond its original remit by inquiring into the conditions and circumstances of town labourers, miners and women labourers both town and country. Taken as a whole the 1893 Royal Commission on Labour provides provides some of the best social, economic and historical data available for the labouring classes of Ireland towards the end of the 19th century and will be a useful time for academics and those simply interested in the socio-economic conditions experienced by much of the population of Ireland in the 1890s.

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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-103-3

This publication reproduces just the Province of Munster & cities of Cork and Limerick sections of Slater's 1894 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900. Apart from the fulsome coverage given-over to Ireland's major cities, Slater's also provides information on the principal private and commercial residents (including farmers) of the larger towns and villages. As a fully searchable CD-Rom, the publication of Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland is an essential research aid that must grace the shelves of anybody interested in the people and institutions of Ireland. 
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Guy's Directory of Munster 1893 Guy's Directory of Munster 1893

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ISBN: 1-84630-063-0

Francis Guy postal directory of the province of Munster is an exceptionally important book. It is one of the few detailed directories for Munster from this period, and records over 140,000 names in 1,183 pages. There is a section for each county, beginning with a history and description of the county, followed by administrative office holders, judiciary, religions and clerics, fairs, markets, banks, education, legal, medical, institutions, newspapers, poor law unions, county and city establishments. This is followed by a full postal directory for every village and town in the county. This directory is structured by profession, and is similar to a trades directory, except that it also includes a full directory of farmers in the locality. The list for each place also includes all administrative officials and institutions (schools, churches, etc.) for that area. Each name also gives an address and profession. This is followed by a full alphabetical directory for the county that lists name, profession and address for each person. The county sections that include a city area (i.e. Cork, Limerick and Waterford) have parallel postal directories and alphabetical directories for those cities as well as the county. Each county section finishes with some statistics, and also includes a number of unique illustrations.

The following list gives the number of pages and names recorded for each county:

Clare: 102 pages, 12,000 names

Cork city and county: 508 pages, 60,000 names

Kerry: 122 pages, 12,000 names

Limerick city and county: 174 pages, 22,000 names

Tipperary: 164 pages, 20,000 names

Waterford city and county: 113 pages, 14,000 names 


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Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead: The Collected Works  Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead: The Collected Works

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For the first time, the works of one of Ireland’s most eminent researchers of gravestone inscriptions have been collected into one publication. Over a twenty-five year period, 1966-1990, Brian J. Cantwell visited over 500 sites and recorded many thousands of memorials (with dates up to 1900). His work includes all of Wexford and Wicklow, large parts of South County Dublin, much of West Clare, as well as parts of Cork, Kildare, Galway and Sligo. This work has now been compiled and edited by his son, Ian Cantwell. This CD-ROM includes:

· Memorials from 546 sites

· Over 4,000 pages of transcripts

· 24,392 memorials

· The names of 67,297 people

· Extensive original indexes

· Introductory Biography, indexes and statistical analysis by Ian Cantwell

This CD-ROM features copies of the original typescript pages of Brian’s work as well as some of his other published works in an easily searchable format. Also included are original photographs taken by Brian, as well as some of his private correspondences and an excellent guide he wrote for the R.S.A.I. on transcribing gravestone inscriptions.  System requirements
Click here for a list of graveyards a churches covered by this publication

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