Counties Not Online
Some counties in Ireland do not have an IFHF county genealogy centre, are not yet participating in the online service or do not offer a genealogy service at the present time. The IFHF is working towards the goal of all Irish county genealogy centres participating in the online service and also offering a full genealogy research service.
Some counties which are not online at present will be joining the Online Research Service in the coming months. All counties continue to work on the computerization of further records.
County Carlow does not currently offer any research service.
A large part of Co. Cork, south and west, is not covered by any IFHF centre. Cork City records are being computerized by the Cork Ancestral Project which does not currently undertake research or make its records available online. For further information please contact:
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
This centre in West Cork has RC Church records of baptisms and marriages for the parishes of:
- Rath and The Islands
It has also computerized the 1901 census, Griffith’s Valuation and the Tithe Applotment books for the area as well as some miscellaneous records, e.g. Loan funds. Please contact the centre at:
The Old Gasworks Building,
Upper Bridge Street,
Skibbereen West Cork,
Ireland. Tel: 028 40900
Fax: 028 40957
Co. Clare offers a commissioned research service only. For further information please contact
There are two IFHF centres in Co. Dublin, Dublin North and Dublin South. Please check the sources list for these centres to see which parishes they have completed. There is no IFHF centre covering the area of Dublin City. Please contact the Archdiocese to see if it can be of any assistance to you - www.dublindiocese.ie.
There is no genealogy service in operation in Co. Kerry. The diocese of Kerry includes County Kerry, except Kilmurrily and part of County Cork.
Most Rev. William Murphy DD,
Tel: (064) 31168
Fax: (064) 31364;
The diocesan secretary
Rev. George Hayes,
Tel: (064) 31168
Fax: (064) 31364
The local studies department of Kerry County Library holds the Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith's Valuation Books, 1901 and 1911 Census, 1926/27 registers of electors, the O'Kiefe, Coshe Mang volumes, all Kerry newspapers dating back to 1820s on microfilm as well as an extensive collection of books, journals, periodicals, files which are all useful for family history research. Contact:
Local Studies Department,
Kerry County Library,
Phone: 066- 7121200;
The Wexford centre is currently closed and no research is being carried out. The Wexford data will be added to the online service in time. There are microfilmed copies of parish registers for Co. Wexford in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin. You could also contact the parish directly and they may look up information for you; it depends on the parish and whether they have the resources.
Civil births, deaths and marriages are available at the General Register Office, Dublin. Please see www.groireland.ie for more information. Civil registration began in Ireland in 1864.