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  1. Online book. Alphabetical breakdown of places with information about the topography, towns, schools, etc.
  2. A collection of free digitised Irish history books. Includes lots of parliamentary papers and local histories.
  3. Lots of free Irish historical publications including county directories, a Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900), census statistics, maps and much more.
  4. Exploring female experiences of imprisonment during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). Includes list of names of women and where they were imprisoned.
  5. This site is an online archive relating to the history of Ireland. It includes the Irish Emigration Database.
  6. The Bureau of Military History Collection, 1913-1921 (BMH) is a collection of 1,773 witness statements; 334 sets of contemporary documents; 42 sets of photographs and 13 voice recordings that were collected by the State between 1947 and 1957, in order to gather primary source material for the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1913 to 1921. The Bureau’s official brief was ‘to assemble and co-ordinate material to form the basis for the compilation of the history of the movement for Independence from the formation of the Irish Volunteers on 25th November 1913, to the 11th July 1921’ (report of the Director, 1957).
  7. This website has a large amount of digitised material including Griffith's Valuation. This was the first full scale valuation of property in Ireland and was published between 1847 and 1864. It can be extremely useful as a census substitute. There are also digitised books arranged by county and subject in the Reading Room.
  8. This site has indexes to three important Irish genealogical publications available on CD-ROM at the State Library of Western Australia and other major libraries. The titles indexed are 'Cantwell's Memorials of the Dead', 'Memorials of the Dead, Counties Galway & Mayo' and '1798 Rebellion, Claimants and Surrenders'.
  9. Contemporary accounts of the Irish famine in publications such as the Illustrated London News, the Cork Examiner and Punch.

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