"Clare, a county of Ireland, province of Munster, 55 miles long and 38 broad; bounded on the W by the Atlantic, N by Galway, and E and S by the Shannon, which separates it from Tipperary, Limerick, and Kerry. It is divided into 79 parishes, has two market towns, and sends three members to parliament. It breeds more horses than any other county in Ireland, beside a great number of cattle and sheep. Pop. 209,595. Capital, Ennis."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
The East Clare Heritage Centre does genealogy research for a large area of East County Clare and publish an annual Historical and genealogical Journal called Sliabh Aughty. They have also published histories of Scariff Tuamgraney and Mountshannon and are presently publishing a History of the O'Gray Clan.
The Clare Guild. Official Guide of County Clare, by D. Roche
County Clare, A History and Topography. Reprinted by Clasp Press, 1995, from A History and Topography of County Clare which was originally published in 1837 as part of A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland.
The Merchants of Ennis. By Seán Spellissy. Published 1996 for Ennis Chamber of Commerce by On Stream Publications Ltd., Cloghroe, Blarney, Co. Cork.
The Ennis Compendium, From Royal Dún to Information Age Town. By Seán Spellissy. A combined history and business directory for Ennis and Clarecastle. Published 1998 by The Book Gallery, 68 Parnell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Families of County Clare. Volume III of the Book of Irish Families, great & small. By Michael C. O'Laughlin, 1996.
Civil Parishes, description of parish, townlands and map of each parish.
The Church of Ireland, The archives of the Church of Ireland, and particularly parochial registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, are a primary source for genealogists and family historians. Although many registers were destroyed in the past, especially in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, many others have survived in a number of custodies and are available to researchers.
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland serves the whole island, both North and South and, with a total membership of some 300,000 people in over 560 congregations.
List of Tenants on Colonel O'Callaghan's Estate, Bodyke, 1890s
The Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1838 list each landholder along with details such as townland, size of holding, land quality and type of crops for all of Ireland. They have been filmed by the LDS Family History Library and are arranged in the catalog under civil parishes. In 1831 a list was made of Tithe Defaulters.
Ireland, Information on the Irish State. This site will help you find government organizations or information by providing links, indices of recent publications and a search engine that searches all government sites.
The National Statistics of the UK website contains a vast range of official UK statistics and information about statistics, which can be accessed and downloaded free.
The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland. It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and does not engage in genealogical research. Records of marriages other than Roman Catholic marriages date back to 1st April 1845. Records of Births, Deaths and Roman Catholic Marriages date to 1st January, 1864.
Genealogical Society of Victoria. The GSV is the second largest family history/genealogical society within Australia with approximately 7000 members. The GSV has three member services groups - Irish Ancestry Group, Scottist Ancestry Group and the International Settlers Group. These groups are very active, hold regular meetings and have quarterly newsletters.