I expect that this section will, at least for awhile, be updated pretty frequently. As I find new resources, I'll post them.


Irish Gaelic learners' material on the Internet.

Library Ireland: Irish history books and genealogy, with lots of full text historical documents.

Pat Deese's County Mayo website contains birth, baptism, and death records, as well as maps, tithe records, and gravestone inscriptions.

The Baskerville Families

County Mayo Ireland contains links to maps, census data, etc.

Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Homepage contains tons of information for County Mayo, too.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild contains transcripts of ships' mainfests.

IreAtlas Townland Database is an incredibly helpful tool for standardizing placenames.

Mayo Parishes is an alphabetical list all the parishes, townlands, etc. in hotlinked tree form.

GENUKI: County Mayo

Ireland Census Records contains Pigot's and Slater's directories, tithe applotments, Griffiths Valuations, and various other genealogical links.

Newport Historical Society's Home Page contains 1911 census for the parish of Burrishoole, searchable by surname or townland.

Clew Bay to Cleveland contains gravestone inscriptions, as well as photographs and large maps of County Mayo.

Cemeteries of Ireland

County Mayo Records, the Ireland GenWeb Project.

County Mayo ~ Ireland GenWeb has links to a variety of resources.

UK GenWedMarriage records and genealogy database for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

FreeCEN UK Census Online Project is a searchable database of census records for the UK.

FreeBMD is a searchable database of birth, marriage, and death records for the UK. It also provides links to image files for many of the relevant pages.

Irish History, County Mayo, and the Famine

Mayo History, a history of County Mayo, Ireland.

County Mayo, lots of information and photos, both new and historic.

Ireland Old News, a repository of newspaper articles from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ireland and the Union, 1815-1870 (Cork Multitext Project, History Department, University College Cork)

EMILE, Early Emigrant Letters Stories: Ireland.

The Workhouse, has a section on Irish Poor Law Unions.

Victorian Poor Law and Life in the Workhouse

Irish Potato Famine (Wikipedia)

Ireland and the Union, 1815-1870: Famine (Cork Multitext Project, History Department, University College Cork)

The Great Irish Famine, teaching curriculum for secondary level students (also available in pdf format)

The Irish Famine: 1845-9, by Marjie Bloy, PhD.

Lord Lucan and the Irish potato famine, by Cecil Woodham Smith.

The Consequences of Land Monopoly on the Irish People, by Cecil Woodham Smith.

Plantations of Ireland (Wikipedia)

Famine, Disease and Evictions -- Relief Efforts, Nelligan-L Archives

This Blessed Famine, God Be Praised!: The roles & attitudes of Irish Protestants during the potato famine, by Se´┐Żn Stitt (Insight Magazine)

Coffin Ships (Wikipedia)

A Watery Grave: profiteers running 'coffin ships' sentenced thousands of emigrants to death (Out of Ireland)

Bastardy and the Great Famine: Ireland, 1845-1850, by Liam Kennedy (pdf)

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