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Kilkenny 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Unpublished indexes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): KID

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Department
Kilkenny County Library Headquarters
6 Rose Inn Street, N.I.B Building
Republic of Ireland
Tel: 056-91160
Fax: 056-91168
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Tuesday: 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Wednesday: 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Thursday: 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday: Closed

Bank Holidays: Closed

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Charge for photocopying only

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 Not held

5. Census returns

1901- (95% coverage) Kilkenny City and County
1911 - Kilkenny City and County
Census Reports only available for 1821, and 1841 to 1911 for Kilkenny City and County

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

The main directories available in the Local Studies Department are:
¤ Bassett (1884)
¤ Egan (1884)
¤ Kinder (1840)
¤ Lucas (1788)
¤ Pigot (1820-22 & 1824)
¤ Slater (1846, 1856, 1870, 1881 & 1894)

6(b) City and Town Directories

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1924-1947 & 1964-date

7(b) Poll Books

Polling Register for North Kilkenny 1897 & 1900

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

9. Unpublished Indexes

In-house guide and index of sources for genealogical research

10. Parish Registers

Parochial Records:
Diocese of Ossory
Available on microfilm-original transcripts
Coverage for most parishes for 19th century

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Annuary of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland (1868-1869)
Archaeology Ireland (Vol. 2, 1988-date)
Decies - Journal of the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society. (No.23, 1983-date)
Deenside (1978-date)
Focus - St. Kieran's College Magazine (Vol.1, 1984; Vol.3, 1985; Vol. 9, 1989)
In the Shadow of the Steeple (Nos. 1-5, 1987-date)
The Irish Ancestor (1969-1986)
The Irish Genealogist (Vol.1, 1937; Vol.4, 1973 & Vol.5. No.3, 1976-date)
The Irish Link - The Irish Family History Magazine (1984-date)
Irish Roots (1996-date)
Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead (Vols 5-6: 1901-1905; Vol.8: 1910-1912; Vol.9: 1914-1916)
Journal of the Butler Society (Vol.1. Nos. 1-5, 1968-1974; Vol.2 No.3, 1984
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1849-date)
The Kilkenny Magazine (1960-1970)
Kilkenny Parish Magazine (Jan-Dec 1901)
Old Kilkenny Review (1946-date)
Retrospect - Journal of the Irish History Students' Association (1980-1984)
Spectrum - Kilkenny's General Interest Magazine (1978 Vol.1. Nos.7-13, Nos.15-21, & Nos.23-24)
Tipperary Historical Journal (1988-1994, & 1997)
Transactions of the Ossory Archaeological Society (Vol. 1.1874-1879; Vol.2 1880-1882; Vol.3. 1883)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

1) The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns 1521-1603
2) Calendar of Irish Patent Rolls of James I

13. Other material

Archive Collection

Board of Guardian Records (coverage mainly 1850-1900)

    Callan Board of Guardians and Callan Rural District Council.
    Carrick-on-Suir Rural District Council
    Castlecomer Board of Guardians and Castlecomer Rural District Council
    Kilkenny Board of Guardians and Kilkenny Rural District Council.
    New Ross IDA Rural District
    Thomastown Board of Guardians and Thomastown Rural District Council
    Urlingford Board of Guardians and Urlingford Rural District Council
    Waterford Rural District

Kilkenny County Council Records
Tithe Applotment Books: 1823-38
� Index to Irish Wills , 1909, 2 Volumes.
� Concise Dictionary of Irish Biography.
� Lodge's Peerage, Vol.1-4, 1754.
� UCD Folklore Collection for County Kilkenny dating from the 1930's, and compiled by pupils in National Schools.
� The Carrigan Manuscript - The original manuscript compiled by Canon William Carrigan during research for his book 'The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory'. Available on microfilm.
� Register and Accounts of St. Kieran's College 1811 - 1858.
� Historical Photograph Collections
� Lawrence Collection (1901) - City and County of Kilkenny
� Lawrence Reproduction (1990) - City and County of Kilkenny
� Crawford Collection (1946) - Kilkenny City.
� The Valentine Collection (1950's) - Kilkenny City
� Miscellaneous Collection of Photographs from the 1920's to 1960's of Life in Kilkenny City and County.
� Aerofilms - Aerial Photographs (mid 1960's) � Amenity Study Photographs - Bolton Street Student's Survey (1970) - Kilkenny City
� Bord Failte Photographs (mid 1970's) - Kilkenny City and County.
� Industrial Archaeological Survey Photographs of Kilkenny City and County.
� Mason Slides
� Victorian Photograph Album of Kilkenny - Scenes and People

14. Guides to Collections

In-house guide to genealogical material available in Local Studies Department
Guide to material in archives

15. Local Record Offices

Other information