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Limerick City 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Unpublished indexes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): LIM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

The Granary
Michael Street
Tel: 061 314668
Contacts: Dolores Doyle (City Librarian), Brendan Martin (Reference Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 1000-1730
Tuesday: 1000-1730
Wednesday: 1000-2000
Thursday: 1000-2000
Friday: 1000-2000
Saturday: 1000-1300 (Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends)

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No (but charges for photocopying, etc.)

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

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

Locations At Limerick Regional Archives

5. Census returns

Our sources which give names include:
1659 Census of Ireland - Pender
1850 Griffiths Valuation (lists of landlords and heads of households) for Counties Limerick and Clare
1876 List of landowners for the whole of Ireland of one acre and upwards
1923 Register of Electors in Limerick City + 1931 onwards
1820s Tithe Applotment Books (lists of those who paid a tax (tithe) to the Church of Ireland in County Limerick)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Business directories from 1769 to the present, detailing businesses. The majority are of Limerick City and County with some for the province of Munster and the whole of Ireland. There are many gaps in dates including from 1825-1845, 1855-1869 and 1887-1911

6(b) City and Town Directories

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Register of electors for Limerick City 1923 and 1931-1981

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

List of periodicals attached

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Richard J. Hayes (ed.): Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation. 1965 (20 volumes)

13. Other material

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland 1888-1931
Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-18 (Irish soldiers who died in World War I)
British Parliamentary Papers - 'Famine Ireland 1845-49'

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Limerick Regional Archives
Michael Street
Tel: 061 410777
Fax: 061 415125

Other information

Limerick newspapers:
Limerick Chronicle 1782-1975 and 1982 onwards (some missing prior to 1830)
Limerick Leader 1893-1904 and 1925 onwards (1905-1924 currently being microfilmed. Due for completion in summer 1997)
Newspaper searches will only be carried out where specific dates are known.