Further Services

The following online resources are only accessible in our library branches. Please contact your local library to book a session or to find out more information:

Find My Past

The Local Studies Collection of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Library Service has acquired licenced access to the Find My Past website. This is the world's most comprehensive Irish family history website, based in Dublin, providing easy-to-search, online access to some of the most significant Irish records that have ever been made available. Find My Past gives DLR library members access to the 'Ireland Collection' which is the largest collection of Irish family records online (over 100 million) with additional records also available from the 'World Collection'.

Irish Newspaper Archives
The world’s largest online database of Irish newspapers. Includes many of Ireland's leading national, regional and out of print titles from the 1700s to the present.

We recommend using the Google Chrome browser to view Irish Newspaper Archives.

Irish Times Archive
Searchable archives of The Irish Times back to 1859. Contains over 16 million articles.

Ordnance Survey Ireland
Historical maps available to view online. Searchable by county, townland or locality.

JSTOR
Digital archive which includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

RIAN

Online portal for Open Access Irish research publications.