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Clare County Library

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CLA

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Centre
The Manse
Harmony Row
Co. Clare
Tel: 065 6846271
Fax: 065 42462
[email protected]
Contact: Maureen Comber

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1300; 1400-1730
Tuesday: 0930-1300; 1400-1700
Wednesday 0930-1300; 1400-1700
Thursday: 0930-1300; 1400-1700
Friday: 0930-1300; 1400-1700
Saturday: 1000-1400

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes. (We do not provide a full genealogical service, but are always willing to help with specific queries regarding our genealogical and other holdings.)


Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations N/A

5. Census returns

1901 County Clare
Names all individuals, giving occupations, sex, age, religious persuasion, place of birth (county), ability to read and write and speak Irish and/or English

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Guy's Directory of Munster,1893
Macdonald's Directory, 1901 (Clare Section)
Guy's Directory of Munster, 1886
Munster Business, Professional and Trades Directory 1925
Bassett's Directory 1880-1
Slater's Directory, 1846
The Clare Almanack & Handbook of the County, 1856-70

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

06 area: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary, Kerry 1995/6

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

County Clare 1994-95
Voters and freeholders of Co. Clare, 1768, 1766, 1783
Co. Clare, list of freeholders, 1829

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to surnames in Griffith's Valuation (1855) for County Clare
Index to Townlands of Co. Clare
Index to biographical notices in 'The Clare Champion' 1935- (ongoing)
Index to biographical notices in newspapers of Limerick, Ennis, Clonmel and Waterford, 1758-1821

10. Parish Registers

Ballyvaughan baptismal records, 1854-1900 (transcripts)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Other Clare 1976-
Dal gCais 1975-
North Munster Antiquarian Journal 1897-
Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1881-
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 1889-1915

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Books of survey and distribution
Griffith's Valuation
Tithe applotments books
Board of Guardians' minute books
Some estate records~See brochure also - scannable data$

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
The Courthouse
Co. Clare
Tel: 065 28525
Fax: -
Email: -

Other information