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
Search the online catalogues and websites of Irish public libraries and order items which are not available in your local area.
There is a 50c charge per request, payable at your local library. You will need your library card number and PIN to use this service
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 will need your library card number and PIN to use this service.
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.
Library Press Display
The world’s largest online newspaper portal offering free access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from all over the world. You will need your library card number and PIN to use this service.
Transparent Language Online
An online language learning system that offers users the chance to learn over 80 languages, including Irish and English for speakers of other languages. You will need your library card number and PIN to use this service.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Online portal for Open Access Irish research publications.