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Tipperary 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Unpublished indexes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: http://www.iol.ie/~tipplibs
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): TIP

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Tipperary County Library
Local Studies Department
Castle Avenue
County Tipperary
Tel: 0504 21555
Fax: 0504 23442
[email protected]
Contact: Mary Guinan-Darmody

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Tuesday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Wednesday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Thursday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Friday: 0930-1300, 1400-1730
Saturday: closed

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Charge only for photocopies

Provided by local Record Office? Tipperary North Riding; Tipperary South Riding; Catholic Church Records Archdiocese Cashel & Emly, Tipperary Heritage Unit
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations From 1/1/1864. Indexes to civil records (births, deaths and marriages) available in Bru Boru Heritage Centre, Cashel (South Riding), and Tipperary North Family History Foundation Nenagh (Tipperary North Riding Records)

5. Census returns

Earliest extant census 1901
Microfilm copy for Co. Tipperary available in Local Studies Department, Tipperary Co. Library
1911 census has not been microfilmed. Original may be consulted in National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Bassetts Book of County 1889. The only directory that deals specifically with the County - includes small towns and villages.
Tipperary extracts from the national directories, e.g. Slaters 1856, Guy's 1893. These directories only list the larger towns.

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Current Register of electors available for consultation.
Some past electoral registers have been lodged with the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Current Registers also available from the relevant local authority, i.e. Tipperary North Riding County Council, The Courthouse, Nenagh. Co. Tipperary; and Tipperary South Riding County Council, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Original records remain in possession of the local clergy.
Records have been indexed and are available from the following centres who have research fees. The public do not have access to the records to carry out their own research.
Tipperary Heritage Unit, The Bridewell, St Michael's Street, Tipperary - the only centre with access to the Catholic records for the diocese of Cashel & Emly ~see map$
Bru Boru Heritage Centre, Cashel - Church of Ireland records for South Tipperary and Catholic records for the parishes in South Tipperary that are in the diocese of Waterford
Tipperary North Family History Foundation, The Gatehouse, Kickham Street, Nenagh
Tipperary North Family History Foundation - church records for North Tipperary apart from the Catholic parishes which are situated in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Tipperary Historical Journal. 1988 to date. Local Studies Department, Tipperary County Library, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

The County Tipperary Historical Society, publisher of the Tipperary Historical Journal, is administered at Tipperary Libraries. The Society provides a large number of pages within the Library's Web site, one of which contains a full list of all contents of each issue of the Journal.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Poor Law Minute Books - valuable source for articles on the famine and workhouses in The Tipperary Historical Journal

13. Other material

Poor Law Union material:
Minute Books for the unions of Borrisokane, Cashel, Clogheen, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles, Tipperary (1840-1923 approx.)
Rate Books for: Thurles Union (c.1840-1898); Nenagh Union (c.1845-1855) (varies for some electoral divisions)

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths
County Clinic
Western Road
Co. Tipperary
Tel: 0521 22011

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Mid-Western Health Board
Kenyon Street
Co. Tipperary

Other information

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