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Census Reports 1851-1911: County Mayo Census Reports 1851-1911: County Mayo

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ISBN: 1-84630-477-6

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 Mayo includes the following years: 1851, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. Together these reports come to 901 pages. 


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Census Reports: King's County 1851 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1851 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-436-9
Download the 1851 Census Report for County Offaly containing 28 pages (3,471KB)

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Census Reports: King's County 1861 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1861 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-437-7
Download the 1861 Census Report for County Offaly containing 28 pages (3,471KB)

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Census Reports: King's County 1871 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1871 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-438-5
Download the 1871 Census Report for County Offaly containing 84 pages (9,256KB)

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Census Reports: King's County 1891 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1891 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-439-3
Download the 1891 Census Report for County Offaly containing 85 pages (9,794KB)

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Census Reports: King's County 1901 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1901 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1901 Census Report for County Offaly containing 122 pages (11,037KB)

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Census Reports: King's County 1911 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: King's County 1911 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-441-5
Download the 1911 Census Report for County Offaly containing 110 pages (9,911KB)

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Statistical Survey of the King's County, 1801 Statistical Survey of the King's County, 1801

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ISBN: 1-84630-070-3
Number of Pages: 288
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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.

Coote's publication was intended to be the first of two editions for Offaly for this series. The second edition was expected to include the submissions made arising from the first edition as well as correcting the mistakes. The conclusions reached by Coote suggest that more could be done in relation to draining the bogs and reclaiming land, improving farmyards and that a serious effort was required to alleviate the suffering of the poor.

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The King's County Directory, 1890 The King's County Directory, 1890

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ISBN: 1-84630-061-4
Number of Pages: 372
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The King's County Chronicle newspaper published the King's County Directory in 1890 in an attempt to "give in handy form concise details concerning matters of local character". As well as all having all the traditional aspects of an almanac and calendar, the King's County Directory covers the towns and villages of Offaly, with brief histories of the local areas and lists of the prominent inhabitants. Also included is an alphabetical list of all the parishes in the county as well as lists of all the Guardians and ratepayers for the Unions and the Municipal voters. Due to the level of detail in this publication a real insight into the break down of political structures at a local level is possible.

With over 350 pages, a detailed colour map and place index to accompany the map, this publication is a mine of information for anyone researching County Offaly or tracing their ancestors there.

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Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Leinster & Dublin sections Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Leinster & Dublin sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-028-2

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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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Leinster & Dublin Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Leinster & Dublin Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-003-7

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 Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Leinster & Dublin Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Leinster & Dublin Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-035-5

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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ISBN: 1-84630-132-7
Number of Pages: 137
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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: Leinster & Dublin city Sections Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Leinster & Dublin city Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-101-7

This publication reproduces just the Province of Leinster & Dublin city 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 four 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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