Resources - Ireland


Obtaining Certificates

birth, marriage, death etc.

General Register Office, Government Offices
Convent Road, Roscommon.
Tel: +353 90 6632900
LoCall: 1890 252076
Fax: +353 90 6632999

The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland. It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and does not engage in Genealogical/Family History research.

Their records of marriages other than Roman Catholic marriages date back to 1st April 1845. Records of Births, Deaths and Roman Catholic Marriages date back to 1st January 1864. See also the Research Page on this site.

Detailed information for the Registrar of Births, Deaths and (Roman Catholic) Marriages by County can be found at:

For current information on Fees, see


For the period before 1864, parish registers recording details of baptisms, marriages and burials provide the only source of information relating to births, marriages and deaths. Prior to making use of these records, it is of course necessary to be aware of an ancestor’s religious affiliation and often the name of the parish in which the baptism, marriage or burial occurred.

Roman Catholic parish registers are normally still held by the parish priest, but there are microfilm copies of most of them for the period up to 1880 in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

In some instances, the written permission of the parish priest must be obtained before the microfilms can be seen.

Church of Ireland parish registers for the period up to 1870 are public records. Registers are available for about one third of the parishes. Most are still held by the local clergy, although some are in the Irish National Archives, Bishop St, Dublin 8.

Others are in the Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Dublin 14

Others in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 66 Balmoral Avenue, Belfast BT9 6 NY

Presbyterian church records are arranged by congregation and any enquiries should be directed to the Presbyterian Historical Society, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6TW


Government of Ireland

For a full listing of Irish government departments and Irish agencies, visit

Department of Foreign Affairs provides information on Ireland’s foreign policy, key documents on Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish Relations, Facts About Ireland, reports on the Irish Aid Programme, material on Ireland and the European Union.

Government Press and Information Services

Citizens Information provides comprehensive information on all aspects of Public Services and entitlements for citizens in Ireland and information on social and civil rights of everyone in Ireland.

An Taoiseach: official website of the Irish Prime Minister

Houses of the Oireachtas
Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose powers and functions derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the People on 1 July 1937. Each House of the Oireachtas has power under its Standing Orders to form Committees for specific purposes. There are four types of committees: Standing, Select, Joint and Special.

Crosscare Migrant Project (formerly Emigrant Advice) is an Irish organisation partially funded by the Irish Abroad Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs. They offer a free, comprehensive information, advocacy & referral service to individuals considering leaving Ireland, returning to Ireland and to those who have already returned.
Telephone 01 – 873 2844

Safe-Home is a National organisation that seeks to assist older Irish born emigrants to return to their homeland providing housing information, and advice.

Northern Ireland, General Register Office

Northern Ireland Internet Directory

Culture, Athletics & Social Services


National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives holds the records of the modern Irish state which document its historical evolution and the creation of its national identity.

National Library of Ireland


Gaelic Athletic Associations
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous pastimes.

Armagh GAA – Orchard County Supporters This County Armagh Gaelic Football site is dedicated to GAA within the Orchard County.


Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service (IOCPS)
We offer counselling sessions through three mediums, instant chat, telephone and video call via Skype.


Catholic Media

The Irish Catholic
23 Merrion Square North
Dublin 2
D02 XE02
Tel: +353 1 6874020
Tel: +353 1 6874026

The Furrow
St. Patrick’s College,
Co. Kildare,
Tel: 01-7083741
Fax: 01-7083908
All editorial correspondence should be sent to Pádraig Corkery
All other correspondence to
Website :

Intercom Magazine
Columba Centre
Co Kildare
Phone: 00 353 1 8788177

Spirit Radio
Phone: 00 353 1 272 4760
Or from UK, +44 (0) 289 506 4900
Mon – Fri 0900 – 1700
Text: 00 353 87 888 9292
Studio –
Mail: Spirit Radio Radio Centre,
Killarney Road
Bray Co Wicklow
Ireland A98 R6F6

Radio Maria
St Anthony’s Business Park
Ballymount Road
Dublin 22
Phone: 00 353 1 4123456
Text: 00 353 1 89 4672000

The Tablet

Republic of Ireland Newspapers

Republic of Ireland Regional Newspapers

Northern Ireland Newspapers

Irish Radio & Television


The Irish Echo
PO Box 967 Rozelle, NSW 2039
Tel +61 2 95559199
Irish Down Under magazine can be viewed on the website.


The Irish World
934 North Circular Rd.,
London NW2 7JR
Tel: +44 208 453 7800

The Irish Post

Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove,
Hammersmith, London, W6 OLE
Tel: 0044 208 7410649