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The Library Council, Ireland (An Chomhairle Leabharlanna)
Libraries in Ireland
Access to Irish Catalogues via Telnet and WebPac's
Irish Library OPACS and Information Resources
Dublin City Library
Linen Hall Library in Belfast. TELNET: telnet://184.108.40.206 Contains 150,000 volumes, 75,000 pamplets, plus periodicals, etc, on genealogy, heraldry, history --its strength being Irish and local studies in Belfast, Antrim, and Down. The Genealogical Collection has 5000 volumnes on Ulster, Scottish, and American connections.
The largest Irish (not necessarily genealogical) collection is at the Belfast Central Library
Trinity College, Dublin, Library
TELNET: telnet://library.tcd.ie/ (login name is "opac")
University College Cork, Library
University College Dublin, Archives Department
University College Galway, Library
TELNET: telnet://library.ucg.ie (login name is "library")
St. Patrick's College Maynooth
FAMILIA, British and Irish Library Resources Online
Library of the Centre for Emigration Studies
at the Ulster American Folk Park and in the Local Studies Departments of the Education and Library Boards in Armagh, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Enniskillen, Londonderry and Omagh
The collection itself is indexed by card. The database itself is accessible from the listed universities.
...The Library has 6,000 volumes, 1,340 maps and some journal, microfilm, recordings. It offers a part time MSSc course in Migration Studies in association with Queens.
...The database contains primary source documents on all aspects of Irish emigration to North America, including Canada. It contains ship lists, letters, family papers, and diaries of emigrants, shipping advertisements , newspaper reports, death and marriage reords of former emigratns, births, etc. It publishes as well.
A useful book for NI is Robert K O'Neill "Ulster Libraries: Archives, Musums and Ancestral Heritage Centres" (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1997) ISBN 0 901905-79-8.
The Librarians' Index to the Internet">
Libraryspot - The best of libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps, etc
Allen County Public Library
The Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department has its own website at:
Library of Congress
Librarians Serving Genealogists: Genealogy Libraries on the WWW
Submitted by Sunny and Patches
Libraries and Inter Library Loans, World Wide