Irish Research


Dublin Prisoner Books 1

The Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) were a special police force for Dublin which existed from 1836 until 1925 when they were merged with the Garda Síochána, the national police force of the independent Irish state established in 1922. An excellent, although limited, source which has recently emerged is a set of ‘prisoner’s books’ compiled by the DMP for the periods […]


Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland 4

If you are planing to visit Ireland to explore your family history, you may be interested to know there is a free Genealogy Advisory Service available at the National Library of Ireland. The library is centrally located in Dublin and is easily accessed. Professional genealogists are available all day at the library to analyse what you know about your ancestors […]