Brief Summary of the resources at the National Library

Brief Summary of the resources at the National Library


Parish Registers    Roman catholic - All of Dublin up to 1900

Griffiths Primary Valuation  (Census substitute)

Tithe Applotment Books 1828 to 1827

Dublin Streets directories 1846 to early 20th Century

Dublin Newspapers 1700s to date

Kilmainham Papers are a collection of 377 volumes of records of the Commander in Chief of the British forces in Ireland and include information on personnel and troop movements during the period 1780 - 1890.


Private paper collections of Dublin interest include the papers of the following

Brendan Behan    Playwright and Author

Sir Roger Casement     Hanged in 1916 by the British for attempting to import arms into Ireland

Erskine Childers        Leading Irish revolutionary succeeded in importing arms to the volunteers in 1914, later executed by Free State Govt.

T. P. Gill    Irish Nationalist Politician (19th Century)

T. C. Harrington    Irish Nationalist Politician (19th Century)

Bulmer Hobson    Irish Nationalist and revolutionary originally from Belfast lived in Dublin in adulthood

Thomas Johnson    Trade Union leader

James Joyce    Author

Patrick Kavanagh    Author and Poet

James Fintan Lalor    Probably the most famous Fenian

Thomas McDonagh    One of the 1916 leaders and executed by the British on 3rd May 1916

Eoin McNeill    At one time President of the Volunteers, most famous for his 'countermanding' order which attempted to call off the 1916 rising

George Moore    Philosopher and Author

Leon O'Broin    Historian and Author

Sean O'Casey    Playwright and Political Activist (founding member of James Connolly's Irish Citizen Army)