County Dublin


'Dublin, a county in Ireland, in Leinster, bounded N by Meath, E by the Irish sea, S by Wicklow, and W by Meath and Kildare, 30 m. long, and 19 broad; containing 228,211 acres, and 108 parishes, 21 of which are in the city of Dublin. The county is flat, except towards the S; on the coast it is broken into bays and creeks, with several places of resort for sea-bathing. Pop. 210,000. '[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

"COUNTY DUBLIN, a maritime county in the province of Leinster, Ireland, lying between 53° 11' and 53° 37' N. lat., and 6° 3' and 6° 32' W. long. It is bounded N. by the county of Meath, E. by the Irish Channel, S. by Wicklow, and W. by Kildare and Meath. Its greatest length N. and S. is 32 miles, and greatest breadth E. and W. 18 miles; and it comprises an area of 222,709 acres, exclusive of Dublin city. The earliest inhabitants of this district of whom we have any authentic account were a people designated by Ptolemy Blanii or Eblani, and whose capital city was Eblane, presumed to have been on the site of the present town of Dublin. These people, in all probability, enjoyed peaceable possession of the land till the invasion of the Danes in 845, when Dublin was seized, and its inhabitants slaughtered or subjected. From this period there was incessant war or pillage between the Danes of Dublin and the Irish, which only terminated in the celebrated battle of Clontarf, 1014, where the Irish, under Brian Boru, completely overthrew the Danish power in Ireland. Deprived of their national character, the Danes gradually merged into the mass of the native races. Nearly the whole of the county N., of the Liffey was in their possession, and, from this circumstance, was named by the Irish Fingall, signifying "white foreigners," or, "progeny of foreigners;" but, owing to the number of other proprietors, and from its being the centre of the English power in Ireland, it never became placed under palatine or other peculiar jurisdiction ...... More" [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]

"COUNTY DUBLIN, a county, of the province of LEINSTER, bounded on the east by the Irish Sea, on the north and west by the county of Meath, on the west and south-west by that of Kildare, and on the south by that of Wicklow. It extends from 53° 10' to 53° 37' (N.Iat.), and from 6°4' to 6° 36' (W. Ion.), and comprises an area, according to the Ordnance survey, of 240,204 statute acres, of which 229,292 acres are cultivated land, and tine remainder unprofitable bog and mountain. The population, in 1821, exclusively of the metropolis, was 150,011, and in 1831, 183,042.....More"[Description from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland - Samuel Lewis - 1837 Mel Lockie ©2013]


Archives & Libraries



Book and Manuscript Collections - at Dublin City Library



Dublin Burial Records - on IGP

Dublin Cemetery Records - on IGP

Dublin Headstone Photos IGP Headstone Project - on IGP

County Dublin, Ireland, Cemetery Records - on interment.net



Dublin; National Censuses/Substitutes - on fianna

1911 Census - Co Dublin FHLC numbers - on fianna

Census Returns - at Dublin City Library



Charitable Institutions Dublin - Candidates for admission 1824-1842 - on IGP


Church History

Dublin Photos (churches) - on IGP


Church Records

Church Records - at Dublin City Library

Dublin Church Records - on IGP

County Dublin Roman Catholic records - on Irish Ancestors

County Dublin; Church of Ireland Records, dates, locations - on fianna

County Dublin; Other Protestant Records, dates, locations - on fianna

County Dublin; Roman Catholic Records, dates, locations - on fianna


Civil Registration

Dublin Vital Records - Births - on IGP

Dublin Vital Records - Marriages - on IGP

Dublin Vital Records - Deaths - on IGP

Indexes to civil records of births, marriages and deaths - at Dublin City Library


Court Records

Deputy Keeper - Proclamations  1661-1827 - on IGP


Description & Travel

Dublin Photos (places) - on IGP

Dublin - on wikipedia



Directories and Almanacs  - at Dublin City Library

Directories - on IGP

  • Bakers, Butchers, Barbers and Tailors - 1789
  • 1861 Thom's Dublin Directory (images only)
  • Wilson's Dublin Directory - 1801 Merchants, Traders, &c

Emigration & Immigration

County Dublin Immigration  Records - on IGP



The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

The transcription for this county from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland - Samuel Lewis - 1837 Mel Lockie ©2013]



The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Dublin page, and its listing of the Project's available Dublin Records.

The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.

Irish Ancestors' extensive County Dublin website.

The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Dublin.

The Fianna website's pages for County Dublin provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.

Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Dublin (North) and its Dublin (South) coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Gravestone Inscriptions and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).

WorldGenWeb - County Dublin

Trace Your Family Tree (Guide) - at Dublin City Library

The irishgenealogy.ie website, a free service of the National Archives of Ireland, provides church records for Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes in Dublin City.

Dublin Photos (people) - on IGP

Records Specific to County Dublin, list - on fianna

County Dublin; Miscellaneous Records - on fianna

Ryan, J.G. and Smith, B. Guide to Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Flyleaf Press 110 p. [ISBN 0 9508466 9 4]


Historical Geography

Dublin civil parishes - on Irish Ancestors

See the county Dublin page on logainm.ie which has links to its civil parish pages

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Oaths of Allegiance 1775 - on IGP

Freeman Newspaper 1817 - St Mary's Parish Meeting (Gas Lights)    - on IGP
Freeman Newspaper 1817 - St Michan's Parish Meeting (Gas Lights) - on IGP


Land & Property

List of Landowners in 1870's - on IGP

Land Records - at Dublin City Library

Griffiths Valuation 1847/64 on the Ask about Ireland site. Use the search box to bring up entries showing Barony/Parish/Townlands and lists of Occupants

Tithe Applotment Books for county Dublin and its  parishes are available online on the National Archives of Ireland website (free).

  • 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.

Dublin Land Records - on IGP

  • Valuation Office Revision Books, various dates and specific areas
  • Sundry land related records


Map of the city of Dublin in 1610

Maps, Files and Ephemera - at Dublin City Library


Military Records

Dublin Military & Constabulary Records - on IGP

  • Rebels (Irish Rebellion) who surrendered in city of Dublin from 29th June to 9th Sept. 1798
  • Irish Constabulary with native county of Dublin 1840+ & other dates

Monumental Inscriptions

Dublin Headstone Photos IGP Headstone Project - on IGP

Dublin Memorial Cards - on IGP



Newspapers, Magazines and Journals - at Dublin City Library

Dublin newspaper extracts  - on IGP

  • Dublin Gazette, Fugitives for Debt - 1730 
  • Dublin Gazette. Fugitives for Debt 1730-1731
  • Dublin Gazette, 8 May 1731 - Advertisement
  • Dublin Journal. To Be Sold by Mrs Ann Fisher 22 Nov 1746
  • Dublin Journal. A rent roll for Dublin 24th March 1750
  • Hibernian Journal, Licences for Selling Lottery Tickets - 3 Sep 1789 
  • 1800's
  • Insolvents in Ireland. Lower Ormond Quay -1829   
  • Freemans Journal 3 Jul 1830, Meeting of Parishioners of St. Michan's  
  • Freemans Journal 3 Jul 1830, Meeting of Churchwardens of Parish of St. Luke, Co. Dublin 
  • Freeman's Journal, 29 Dec 1830 - Repeal of the Union    
  • Dublin Gazette - Insolvents 1836  
  • Freemans Journal, 3 Oct 1840 - Repeal of the Union (Some different names in these two files)  
  • Freemans Journal, 3 Oct 1840 - Repeal of the Union (Some different names in these two files)  
  • Freemans Journal, 18-Aug-1840. Repeal Association. Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin  
  • London Times, Involvency - FALKINER, CLOIREE, BARKER - 1856 Insolvency  
  • 1900's
  • Marriage Announcement (Fleming-Sterne) October 14, 1916    
  • Soccer - March 14, 1921    
  • Car accident 30 Jun 1971 LEGGETT


 Dublin Obituaries & Funeral Entries - on IGP



From Fianna:

  • Dublin Historical Record (quarterly),
    The Hon. Editor, Old Dublin Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2
  • Rathmichael Historical Record (annual)
    Mr. D. McGarry, Hon. Editor, 196 Rathfarnam Road, Dublin 14
  • Royal Society of the Antiquaries of Ireland Journal (annual)
    The Hon. Editor, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
  • Scathlan D Uas O'Baoill, 31 Plas Mhic Liam, Bail Atha Cliath 2

Poor Houses, Poor Law

Charitable Institutions Dublin - Candidates for admission 1824-1842 - on IGP


Probate Records

Dublin Wills - on IGP




  • “The Erasmian” December 1918 – Examination Results   
  • "Notes on Old Boys", "The Erasmian" dated December 1918. (Vol. XVI No.1)
  • "The Erasmian" dated Dec. 1918. Obituaries