Irish Genealogy Toolkit

some useful links to help with research


Irish Ancestors 

Place name meanings 

The Irish Archives 

From Ireland .net

Irish Genealogy Toolkit

ask about Ireland 

Family search

Cyndi’s list


PlacenamesN.I with great townland map

Ireland’s history in maps 

Irish &Local Studies Library Armagh   ,here you’ll find a great bunch of people,who couldn’t be more helpful

Services & Facilities

  • Books
  • Exhibitions
  • Internet
  • Local Studies Information Packs
  • Maps
  • Photographs and postcards
  • Newspapers and journals
  • Parliamentary Papers
  • Reference Works
  • Special Collections
  • Talks
  • Workshops
  • Book Launches
  • 9 Computers
  • Disabled  Access
  • Lift
  • Microfilm readers
  • Photocopier
  • Study Facilities (includes 4 Study Carrels)
  • list of newspapers 

Learning to speak Gaeilge,Beginning on 3rd March

OIDE – Teanglann na Gaeilge

Learning to speak Gaeilge with confidence is a matter of practice — nothing else. OIDE is an online language lab that aims to get learners immersed in the sounds and rhythms of everyday conversational Gaeilge.

“Sé Seachtainí” will follow the progress of 6 learners as they engage with a series of lessons from OIDE under the guidance of a teacher.
Beginning on 3rd March, we will be uploading 4 weekly videos as new learning materials are being introduced to the class. Class members then undertake the follow on tasks & exercises on their PCs / tablets / smartphones during the course of the week.

While OIDE strongly supports independent learning it also relies heavily on teachers to introduce, explain and give direction. More importantly, teachers can quickly assess and leave audio feedback on their students recorded work. Receiving quality feedback has a powerful influence on achievement as it gives precise information to learners on their efforts to reach their goals.

For Teachers:
Details on how to register a class with OIDE…

For Learners:
To get ready for “Sé Seachtainí”
1) Download the OIDE app…
2) Signup to OIDE (It’s free)
3) Join a class if that’s an option