Online Reference Services


Vision-net is an Irish company providing online access to all the latest company, business and director information in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK.  All data is sourced from the Company Registration Office in Ireland, the UK Companies House, the Courts, National Newspapers and the Insolvency Service.  Available documents include Audited Company Accounts, Changes in Directors, Allotments of Shares, Credit Ratings and Mortgages or Charges. Information is updated daily.

To access Vision-net, click on the link Vision-net and enter your library card number.


The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

This comprehensive work has over 45,000 entries covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Cornish surnames. Information available for each name includes geographical distribution, history of origins and genealogical notes.

You can access this service by using your Library Card number to login. Please click here to go to the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland website.

Ask about Ireland 

Brings the Ireland of the past alive and provides information on all aspects of Ireland today, including exciting content from Ireland’s public libraries, museums and archives. The site also hosts Griffiths Valuation.  Please click here to go to the Ask about Ireland website 

Dictionary of Irish Biography 

Contains over 9,000 posthumous biographies from earliest times to date, which describe and assess the careers of Irish subjects in all fields of endeavour. You can visit the DIB website at the link below where you can enter the Username DIBlogin and the Password cambridge.  Please click here to go to Dictionary of Irish Biography

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Includes thousands of searchable articles and related websites selected by Encyclopaedia Britannica authors. Three editions to choose from; Library, Student or Junior. You will need your library card number and PIN to use this service.

Statistical Yearbook of Ireland

The Statistical Yearbook of Ireland is published by the Central Statistics Office. The Yearbook presents a statistical picture of Ireland and is compiled mainly from the data published by the CSO for the most recent full year.

Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2017

Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2018

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