INDEXES TO ESTATE RECORDS

Beginning in 1989, the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) has worked with the Genealogical Office of Ireland in Dublin to research and index Irish estate records located in the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI). This is not an index of persons! It is an index of the records available and the type of information in each of these records — for example, how far back the records go and whether they contain information on all tenants or just the major tenants. The estates within each parish (civil) and the townlands included in each estate are also listed.

WARNING! These records are under copyright and cannot be reproduced. You cannot print them in any type of publication or circulate them.

If you wish to research these sources – or pay someone to research them for you – the NLI or NAI reference number is listed on each estate.  Please note: only the estate papers located in these institutions are being indexed. These records are not necessarily the only ones available for the counties. Some are in private collections, and some still with the estates’ family members or in other repositories. Also, new material is made available in both the NLI and NAI on an ongoing basis. The websites of both institutions should be checked in this regard.   NLI: www.nli.ie             NAI: www.nationalarchives.ie

The records available through IGSI and their cost are as follows:

TITLE

COST

County Armagh (12 pages)

$10.00

County Carlow (36 pages)

$20.00

County Cavan (22 pages)

$10.00

County Clare (36 pages)

$20.00

County Cork (29 pages)

$10.00

County Donegal (17 pages)

$10.00

County Fermanagh (7 pages)

$7.00

County Galway (22 pages)

$10.00

County Kerry (55 pages)

$25.00

County Kildare (99 pages)

$25.00

County Leitrim (16 pages)

$7.00

County Limerick (122 pages)

$30.00

County Mayo (29 pages)

$10.00

County Monaghan (11 pages)

$7.00

County Roscommon (24 pages)

$10.00

County Sligo (13 pages)

$7.00

County Tyrone (10 pages)

$10.00

County Waterford (23 pages)

$10.00

County Westmeath (41 pages)

$20.00

County Wicklow(85 pages)   (Includes the Coolattin Papers)

$25.00

*Inchiquin Peninsula (90 pages)

$25.00

**Lismore Estate (38 pages)

$15.00

 *The Inchiquin Collection is the papers of Sir Donat O’Brien and is quite extensive. They cover mostly County Clare but have records from several parishes in Counties Tipperary and Limerick. The parishes covered are all listed as well as the townlands.

 **The Lismore Papers are an extremely large collection of manuscripts relating to the Lismore Estates, centered in the town of Lismore, County Waterford, near the border with County Cork. Up to the 19th Century, these were in the possession of the Boyle family, the Earls of Cork, and then passed to the Cavendishes, the Dukes of Devonshire. Most of the area covered by the estate straddle the border between the two counties but also takes in some lands of County Tipperary, in and around the town of Bandon,County Cork.

You can order these estate indexes through the IGSI bookstore: http://irishgenealogical.org/bookstore. (Note: We are still working to re-activate the “search” function in our bookstore. In the meantime, the estate records begin on page 12, and you can get there quickly by clicking on the page numbers at the bottom of any bookstore page.)

 

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