Records of place can provide useful information about where your ancestors lived. The main sources for records of place are Griffith's Valuation, the Tithe Applotment Books, Estate Papers and maps.
The primary valuation of Ireland or Griffith's Valuation - carried out between 1848 and 1864 to determine liability to pay the Poor rate (for the support of the poor and destitute within each Poor Law Union) and provides detailed information on where people lived in mid-nineteenth century Ireland and the property they possessed. Griffith's Valuation is fully searchable online on the http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/ (free) and includes images and maps.
Other websites that include Griffiths and other land records:
Valuation Office: http://www.valoff.ie/en/Archives_Genealogy_Public_Office/ (subscription)
Property Registration Authority: http://www.prai.ie/ (subscription)
Ancestry: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1269 index and image (subscription)
Findmypast: Griffith's Survey Maps & Plans, 1847-1864 http://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/griffiths-survey-maps-and-plans-1847-1864 and Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864 http://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/griffiths-valuation-1847-1864 (subscription)
Rootsireland: http://www.rootsireland.ie/ (subscription)
Index and images to valuations between 1824 and 1856 are available on:
National Archives of Ireland: http://census.nationalarchives.ie/search/vob/home.jsp
Findmypast: http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/ireland-valuation-office-books (subscription)
Familysearch holds 355 microfilms of Valuation books available to view as images or microfilm viewable in a Familysearch Family History Library https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1149346?availability=Family%20History%20Library .
PRONI: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/searching-valuation-revision-books Valuation Revision Books covering counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone between the years 1864 to 1933.(Subscription)
Tithe Applotment Books
The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1838 as a survey of land in each civil parish to determine the payment of tithes (a religious tax). Unlike Griffith's Valuation they do not cover cities or towns. The Tithe Applotment Books are available online at National Archives of Ireland website http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/index.jsp (free).
Tithe Applotment records can also be found on the following websites
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the vast majority of the Irish population lived as tenant farmers on estates. The administration of these estates produced large quantities of records such as leases and deeds, rentals and account books, maps and correspondence.
Archives and Libraries with Estate Paper Collections.
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_eCatNI_IE/SearchPage.aspx
National Archives of Ireland: http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search-the-archives/
The National Library of Ireland: http://www.nli.ie/en/udlist/manuscripts-collections.aspx?article=c85c048d-ae6a-4ad4-a107-f7e9df641287
Trinity College Library Dublin: Manuscripts and Archives Research Library (Family and Estate Papers): https://www.tcd.ie/library/manuscripts/collections/family-papers.php
Boole Library, University College Cork (Special Collections): http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=38
James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway: http://library.nuigalway.ie/
Cork City and County Archives (Solicitors' & Landed Estate Papers) Boole Library, University College Cork: http://www.corkarchives.ie/collections/solicitorsandlandedestatepapers/
Estate Papers can also be found in County Archives and Local Studies Libraries and a number of Irish Estate Papers are to be found in U.K. National Archives and County Archives. These can be searched using Discovery on the National Archives website.
A selection of websites which include indexes and images relating to Estate Papers
Findmypast: http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/landed-estates-court-rentals-1850-1885 Landed Estate Court Rentals (subscription)
Findmypast: http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/estate-commissioners-offices-applications-from-evicted-tenants-1907 Estate commissioners offices applications from evicted tenants 1907 (subscription)
Findmypast: http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/burkes-landed-gentry-of-ireland-1899 Burkes Landed Gentry of Ireland1899 (subscription)
PRONI https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/search-freeholders-records Freeholders records (free)
Findmypast: http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/thoms-irish-whos-who-1923 Thoms Irish Who’s Who 1923
Ancestry: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2514 Lord Viscount Morpeth's Testimonial Roll, 1841
Ancestry: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=6269 Burke's Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland
Ancestry: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=48475 Return of Owners of Land in Ireland 1876