1641 Depositions
A project at Trinity College, Dublin, has transcribed the 1641 depositions for Ulster, which are now online and free t use, with those for the other counties to follow.
  1911 Census of Ireland
This site is operated by the National Archives of Ireland and free to use.
BBC Website
History of the Plantation of Ulster.
  Belfast Gazette
The Belfast Gazette was first published on 7 June 1921 and weekly on a Friday since. Fully searchable online.
Historical sites in Newry & Mourne, Banbridge and Armagh in Northern Ireland and Louth and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
  CEEP Schools' Folklore Project
Read the folklore contributions of over 400 students in the East Fermanagh-West Monaghan area. This project was delivered by Clogher Historical Society.
  Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Searchable database of the
to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN)
Contains information and source material relating to The Troubles and politics in Northern ireland from 1968 to the present.
  Connacht Landed Estates Project
NUI Galway, Moore Institute. The aim of this online guide is to assist and support researchers working on the history of Connacht from c.1700 to 1914.
Documents of Ireland
  Hidden Gems & Forgotten People
A joint project of the Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the Federation of Local History Societies to draw attention to some of the lesser known people & places of our island.
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Gives a list of important buildings in County Monaghan with OS references, bibliography, map images and aerial photographs for each.
Ulster History Circle
This is a small, voluntary, not for profit organisation that places commemorative plaques in public places, in towns and villages all over Ulster. This site includes Kate Newman's Dictionary of Ulster Biography online.
  Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland
EPPI involves the electronic cataloguing and full-text digitisation of some 13,700 British Parliamentary papers from the University of Southampton's Ford Collection.
  Flax Growers List 1796
The Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals in 1796.  Spinning wheels were awarded based on the number of acres planted. Searchable list.
  Griffith's Valuation Index Extracts
Irelands Valuation office conducted it's first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848  to 1864, later known as 'Griffiths Valuation'. This site has extracts for every county in Ireland.
  Hearth Money Rolls, Monaghan, 1663 & 1666
List of those who payed tax on stone hearths. Extracted from D. C. Rushe's 'History of Monaghan for 200 years'.
  History Journals Guide
The History Journals Guide is an international directory for journals and discussion lists in the fields of history and archaeology.
  Industrial Heritage info
Includes photographs, maps, book reviews and links to industrial heritage societies.
  Irish Marriages
Index to the marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771 to 1812.
  Index of Names in Irish Annals
Irish Scripts on Screen
Extensive collection of scanned images of early Irish manuscripts in various institutions including Trinity College and the RIA.
  Irish War Memorials Project
This web-site presents an inventory of war memorials in Ireland. It includes photographs of each memorial, the text of all inscriptions, and details of the site of the memorial.
  Leitrim County Library
Site includes searchable library catalogue in English or Irish, searchable local studies database, searchable index to Leitrim newspapers (1822-1905). Also read newspapers and Encyclopedia Britannica online - the latter require entry of library card no. which can be obtained by joining the library.
Corpus of Electronic Texts
Transciptions of many early manuscript sources such as the Annals of Ulster and the Four Masters.
British Library: Turning the Pages
Turn and magnify the pages of a selection of rare books and manuscripts from the Library's collection. Includes Mercator's Atlas of Europe. Excellent definition but requires broadband.
  Fermanagh Freeholders
PRONI's freeholders project entailed the digitisation of c.5,500 sheets from pre-1840 Registers and Poll Books, and the provision of an index of names linked to the high-quality digitised images. This information is searchable and free.
  Orangeism in County Monaghan
Interesting site containing lists of County Monaghan lodges and masters in 1798, 1835, 1841 etc. Site also lists all people of Monaghan Cavan origin who died in World War I.
  Post Offices of County Monaghan
Klaus Stange produced an excellent book on this subject in 2005, extracts available online. Clogher Historical Society holds a copy in its library.
  Presbyterian Church in Ireland Roll of Honour 1914-1919
This site contains extracts from the above publication, published by the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland.
  Library Ireland
A free service, offering access to a collection of out-of-print books and other Irish material online.
Project Gutenberg
Free books online, including history books - produced by volunteers and free to download.
Navigational Aids for the History of Science,Technology & the Environment - based at Edinburgh University.
  History of Perillos
This site gives a history of Perillos, Spain, associated with Lough Derg through the 14th century visit of Ramon de Perillos.
  Pigot & Co's Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824
Free scanned images of this directory in .pdf format. This directory gives listings of doctors, clergy, lawyers, tradespersons etc. in the towns of Ulster.
Praeger's ITB itineraries and accompanying maps
In preparing Irish Topographical Botany, Robert Lloyd Praeger conducted 200 days of fieldwork from 1896 to 1900. This site gives maps and itinerary for each county he visited, including Fermanagh, Tyrone and Monaghan.
  Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846
Free scanned images of this directory in .pdf format. This directory gives listings of doctors, clergy, lawyers, tradespersons etc. in the towns of Ulster.
  NLI Sources database
The database includes all of the National Library's manuscripts catalogued up to the 1980s; Irish manuscripts held in other libraries and archives in Ireland and worldwide, listed between the 1940s &1970s; articles, reviews etc. in over 150 Irish periodicals up to 1969.
  Street Directories
PRONI now has numerous street directories online, fully searchable and free to use.
  UK National Inventory of War Memorials
Search the records of war memorials in the UK, ranging from from community crosses and statues to memorials like bus shelters, sundials, park benches & even an island.


"This project has been funded by Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-op under the National Rural Development Programme. Funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2000-2006."