IGS Series

About the IGS series

The IGS series of booklets were published by the Society over the past 20+ years.  They are the result of research projects undertaken by members of the Society.  Some of these publications are out-of-print and the table below shows which publications are in stock.

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Ref Title Description Cover Price In Stock?
IGS1 Shillelagh & Ballinacor South, Co. Wicklow 1837 – A Memorial (ISBN 1 898471 40 1). Compiled & edited by Seán Magee. Price €6.50 This memorial of 1837, containing the names and addresses of 1,500 people from south west County Wicklow. The date of this memorial is intermediate between the Tithe Applotment Survey and the Primary Valuation Survey (Griffith’s Valuation) and covers an area which includes the vast Coolatin Estate of the Earl FitzWilliam which witnessed large scale assisted emigration between 1847 and 1856 Cover €6.50  Yes
IGS2 Corn Growers, Carriers & Traders, County Wicklow 1788, 1789 & 1790 (ISBN 1 898471 50 9). Compiled by George H. O’Reilly & James O. Coyle. Price €4.00 The information contained in this publication has been extracted from documents covering the period before The Great Rebellion of 1798 and therefore, provide a valuable census substitute almost fifty years before the Tithe Applotment Books. Cover €4  Yes
IGS3 Newcastle, County Wicklow – School Register 1864-1947 (ISBN 1 898471 70 3). Compiled by George H. O’Reilly. Price €9.00 This is a valuable genealogical source as a census substitute for this area of north County Wicklow. School registers provide not only information on each pupil but also provide a unique insight in to the social and economic conditions of each period with listings of fathers’ professions, trades or otherwise. Cover €9  Yes
IGS4 Croasdaile’s History of Rosenallis, Co. Laois, Ireland (ISBN 1 898471 70 3). Compiled by George H. O’Reilly. Price €9.00 This is a valuable genealogical source as a census substitute for this area of north County Wicklow. School registers provide not only information on each pupil but also provide a unique insight in to the social and economic conditions of each period with listings of fathers’ professions, trades or otherwise. Cover €9  Yes
IGS5 Dublin City 1901 – Census Index to the North Strand, Clonliffe Road & Summerhill District (ISBN 1 898471 80 0). Compiled by Frieda Carroll. Price €9.00 This publication contains circa 1,700 names of the boys who attended this National Primary School situated on the road from Dublin City to Dún Laoghaire. The registers were microfilmed by the Society. School Registers are a source for social historians as they provide an insight into the socio-economic situation for the area during the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II. Cover €9  Yes
IGS6 Booterstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland – School Registers 1861-1872 & 1891-1939 (ISBN 1 898471 80 0). Compiled by Frieda Carroll. Price €9.00 This publication contains circa 1,700 names of the boys who attended this National Primary School situated on the road from Dublin City to Dún Laoghaire. The registers were microfilmed by the Society. School Registers are a source for social historians as they provide an insight into the socio-economic situation for the area during the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II. Cover €9  Yes
IGS7 Dublin Street Index 1798 extracted from Whitelaw’s Census (ISBN 1 898471 85 1). By Seán Magee. Price €4.00 This volume provides an excellent research aide to family and social historians with an interest in Dublin City at the end of the eighteenth century. This index is taken from a census conducted by the Rev. James Whitelaw and contained in the appendix to the “History of the City of Dublin” by Whitelaw, Werburton & Walsh – published in 1815. Though the census itself has, unfortunately, not survived this index is a fascinating source. This is a valuable reference book as many of the street names are no longer in use today and therefore, may have been difficult to locate – Sean has made the task of cross referencing street and parish much easier. This index enables the researcher to identify the parish in each case for the year of The Great Rebellion of 1798 and just before the Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. Cover €4  Yes
IGS8 Weavers of Prosporous, County Kildare, Balbriggan, County Dublin and Tullamore, County Offaly in Memorials of 1826 (ISBN 1 898471 90 8). By Seán Magee. Price €4.00 This volume complements the “Weavers & Related Trades, Dublin 1826″ published by the Society in 1996 and consists of memorials of weavers seeking an improvement in the facilities in the Dublin market for the sale of their goods. The combined lists contain 947 names of weavers from the three towns, Prosporous (517), County Kildare, Balbriggan (310), County Dublin and Tullamore (120), County Offaly (formerly King’s County), who sent their goods to the Dublin market. The three memorials are in the Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers (CSORP) in the National Archives in Dublin. Some additional information on each town is provided in the extracts taken from Lewis’s ‘Topographical Dictionary of Ireland’ published in 1837. This publication covers a period over twenty years prior to the Primary Valuation Survey (Griffith’s Valuation), therefore, it is a very useful census substitute for genealogists and historians researching early nineteenth century Ireland before the onslaught of The Great Famine of 1845-50. Cover  €4  No
IGS9 Petitioners Against Closure of Kill O’ The Grange Cemetery, Co. Dublin, 1864 (ISBN 1 898471 95 9). By Annette McDonnell. Price €9.00 This volume lists nearly 2,300 names of persons from the area protesting at the British Authorities decision to close the ancient cemetery at Kill O’ The Grange which was used for centuries by the local Catholic population. Though, few headstones exist in the remaining section of the cemetery, the old cemetery covered a much larger area with each grave marked only by a rock or a tree. This type of listing is invaluable when census returns do not exist for the period. Readers with local roots are bound to find their ancestors names on this petition signed, or we should say, collected, outside the local Catholic Churches of Blackrock, Glasthule, Dalkey and St. Michael’s (Kingstown). The petition failed and Deansgrange Cemetery was opened in 1864 as the new municipal burial ground. Cover €9  Yes
IGS10 Baldoyle, County Dublin 1901 Census Extracts (ISBN 1 898471 01 0). By Marie Keogh. Price €3.00 This is a very useful heads of household and visitors finding aid to the village of Baldoyle in North County Dublin for the 1901 Census Cover €3  Yes
 IGS11 Harold (Boys) School, Glasthule, County Dublin – Registers 1904 – 1948  (ISBN 1 898471 06 1) by Dr. Eithne Guilfoyle. Price €11.50 The Harold Boys School is one of the oldest in the Dún Laoghaire and indeed, was founded by two of the most industrious Clerics in Ireland at the time, Revs. John and George Harold. Many of the people listed in the early registers would have fought in the First World War or possibly, the War of Independence. The present Principal, Mr. John McGuire provides an introduction to the volume showing how the school has progressed over the years to become one of the most successful in the district. These school registers are very useful to the genealogist and social historian covering the periods before, between and after both World Wars and a period of high emigration from Ireland. Though, this is just the boys school, it can assist in the completion of whole families, siblings, fathers’ occupations etc.  Cover  €11.50  No
 IGS12  The Irish Independence Movement on Tyneside 1919-1921  (ISBN 1 898471 11 8). Compiled by Mary A. Barrington. Price €4.00 The Society published this volume to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the First Dáil (Irish Parliament) & the Declaration of Irish Independence on 21st January 1919. This publication is based on the testimony of Gilbert Francis Barrington, Dublin, and formerly of South Shields in England. He was Quartermaster of the Tyneside Division of the Old I.R.A. and his account of the period is fascinatingly clear and precise with hundreds of names of the persons involved in this most overlooked piece of Irish History. It will be particularly of interest to those with Irish connections in the North East of England.  Cover  €4  Yes
 IGS13 St. Patrick’s School, Dalkey, County Dublin – School Registers 1894-1970  (ISBN 1 898471 16 9). By Annette McDonnell. Price €7.00 This publication covers the School Registers for the Girls Primary School 1894 – 1970 and the Boys National School 1894 – 1968. Though, this school was a Church of Ireland National School (Anglican), the pupils come from all religious denominations.  Cover  €7  Yes
 IGS14 The People of the Rebellion – Wicklow 1798 (ISBN 1 898471 26 6). Compiled by Pat Power. Price €12.00 (OUT OF PRINT) This is the first attempt to list all those involved in the Rebellion in Wicklow from existing records. It has a reproduction of a 1760 map of the county to assist readers. The names listed have probable addresses coupled with information on other aspects of their lives. A must for all with connections with Wicklow.  Cover €12  No
IGS15 Officers & Recruits of the Louth Rifles 1854-1876 (ISBN 1 898471 31 2). Compiled by Brendan Hall. Price €12.00. (OUT OF PRINT – See No. 27) This volume concentrates on those persons who served with the Louth Rifles from its formation in 1854 until 1876 and, in the case of officers, their antecedents in the Louth Militia. As well as nominal lists other historical and contextual information has been extracted from a number of sources. This book is especially useful for persons with ancestors from Dundalk, Drogheda, Dunleer and indeed, most of Co. Louth. Cover €12  No
 IGS16 Kilcoole County Wicklow, School Registers from 1861 (ISBN 1 898471 36 3). By George H. O’Reilly. Price €7.00 This is a valuable genealogical source as a census substitute for this area of north County Wicklow. School registers provide not only information on each pupil but also provide a unique insight in to the social and economic conditions of each period with listings of fathers’ professions, trades or otherwise.  Cover  €7  Yes
 IGS17 Index to the 1821 Census of Crosserlough, Co. Cavan  (ISBN 1 898471 41 X). By Marie Keogh. Price €11.50 This book contains the names, addresses, ages and occupation of over 8,000 individuals from over 70 townlands in the Parish of Crosserlough, Co. Cavan as recorded in Ireland’s earliest modern census taken in 1821, most of which, was destroyed in the Public Record Office fire of 1922. Many of those listed were born in the latter half of the eighteenth century making this a very unique source for the genealogist.  Cover  €11.50  Yes
 IGS18 Dublin’s Riviera in the Mid 19th Century Dublin’s Riviera in the Mid 19th Century (ISBN 1 898471 46 0). By Brendan Hall & George H. O’Reilly. Price €6.50 This book brings together three important sources for the local history of the area from Booterstown to Killiney Bay and taking in the towns of Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), Blackrock and Dalkey. The sources – Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary (1837), Thom’s Directory (1848) and a Local Directory (1867) are very neatly presented in one volume providing a unique picture of the area known as “Dublin’s Riviera”.  Cover  €6.50  No
IGS19 Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny 1901 Census (ISBN 1 898471 61 4) Compiled by Tom Delaney. Price €11.50 This volume contains the names, age, occupations, relationships within each household and addresses for over 5,500 individuals recorded by the 1901 Census of Ireland for this are of County Kilkenny – simply, a must for those with connections to this area.  Cover  €11.50  No
 IGS20 Directory of Merchants & Traders of Dublin in 1798 (ISBN 1 898471 56 8). By Sheila Martin. Price €9.00 This book is an attempt to give some understanding of what trades and businesses existed in Dublin in 1798 and on which the normal everyday life of a major city depends. Over 4,800 merchants and traders are listed in this publication, the names of which, were extracted from “The Gentleman’s & Citizen’s Almanack” which was compiled by John Watson Stewart in 1798. This book is arguable the best of its type published for eighteenth century Dublin.  Cover  €9  No
IGS21 The Louth Rifles 1877-1908 (ISBN 1 898471 71 1). By Brendan Hall & Donal Hall. Price €9.00 This second book continues the history of the Louth Rifles up to the time of its disbandment in 1908. A substantial part of the narrative concerns the events surrounding the regiment’s refusal to ‘volunteer’ for active service in South Africa during the Boer War. A list, some 1,300 names, of those who served with the regiment from 1902 to 1907 is also included, with, among other information, date of enrolment (some as early as 1877) and parish of birth. Some 35% of the recruits came from County Down and therefore, this book should of interest to those with ancestors from County Louth and each of the surrounding counties. Cover €9  No
IGS22 1901 Census Index for Blackrock Urban District Area, Co. Dublin (ISBN 1 898471 76 2). By Marie Keogh. Price €7.75 The index covers the streets and roads of the Urban District of Blackrock in south County Dublin as the existed in 1901 and recorded by the Census of Ireland in that year. This is not a complete listing of everyone in each family in the Census but, by including in this 140 page book the addresses, places of origin and ages of the head of each household, relative (bearing a different surname), visitor, servant and lodger, it is expected that such information will be of use to the genealogist in tracing families in this area. Cover €7.75  Yes
IGS23IGS24 Name Index to Tombstone Inscriptions of County Louth, Ireland Vol. 1 & 2 (ISBN 1 898471 81 9 & ISBN 1 898471 86 X) sold together. By Brendan Hall. Price €18.00 (OUT OF PRINT) This index, printed in two volumes, is intended as a genealogical aid to those seeking ancestors in County Louth or those involved in one-name studies. It contains almost 30,000 records and is, as the title implies, a name index to the tombstone inscriptions that are available in print, from various sources, for cemeteries throughout the county. Each record contains the name, burial ground and publication in which the inscription may be found. Also, included in a cross-reference index of some 1,200 names of married women and, to facilitate the researcher in identifying surname variations, an alphabetically index of all 2,600 surnames found in the inscriptions. CoverCover  €18  No
IGS25 History of the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin (ISBN 1 898471 91 6). Edited by George H. O’Reilly. Price €10.50 Described as a history of a forgotten place and, perhaps, a forgotten group of people, this volume lists both the pupils and the staff at this school from 1770 until it closed in 1922 with Irish independence. This school was founded by people concerned with the large number of orphans in Dublin, in particular those who were orphaned by the many wars which took place in the early 18th century. Later on other similar schools were established in what was then the British Isles. The book contains a history of the school, censuses of 1901 and 1911, memorial inscriptions and a list of deaths etc. It’s a fascinating read and a most for the Irish military historian and genealogist alike.  Cover  €10.50 No
 IGS26 Families of Newlands, Co. Dublin – A Genealogical Study (ISBN 1 898471 96 7). By Eamonn Dowling. Price €5.50 This volume sets out the relationships of the various families who occupied or had some connection with Newlands Demesne, near Clondalkin in County Dublin, from the 16th century onwards. Understanding these connections is assisted by the provision of genealogies covering many generations of the families concerned.  Cover  €5.50  Yes
 IGS27 Officers & Recruits of the Louth Rifles 1854-1876 SECOND EDITION (ISBN 1 898471 02 9). Compiled by Brendan Hall. Price €10.50 This is a revised second edition volume (see Irish Genealogical Sources No. 15) and concentrates on those persons who served with the Louth Rifles from its formation in 1854 until 1876 and, in the case of officers, their antecedents in the Louth Militia. As well as nominal lists other historical and contextual information has been extracted from a number of sources. This book is especially useful for persons with ancestors from Dundalk, Drogheda, Dunleer and indeed, most of Co. Louth.  Cover  €10.50  No
 IGS28 Howth, Sutton, Kilbarrack & Baldoyle County Dublin 1901 Census Index (ISBN 1 898471 07 X). Compiled by Marie Keogh. Price €6.00 This is a very useful heads of household and visitors finding aid to the villages of Howth, Sutton, Kilbarrack and Baldoyle in North County Dublin for the 1901 Census. It also contains an extract from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary (1837) for the areas covered.  Cover  €6  Yes
 IGS29 The Bradys of Cavan in history and genealogy (ISBN 1 898471 12 6) By Seán MacBradaigh, BA. Price €12.00 This is truly a remarkable labour of love as the author has collected in one volume research carried out over forty years in old manuscript genealogies, Depositions of 1641, Annals etc. and many more sources to provide a gem for all those with connections to Co. Cavan, especially with Brady ancestors.  Cover  €12  No
 IGS30  John O’Donovan (1806-1861) Origin and Meanings of Irish Family Names including a description of the families of the Maguires and O’Reillys Edited by G. H. O’Reilly (ISBN 1 898471 17 7) Price €7.00 This book contains reprints of the very fine articles contributed by John O’Donovan (1806-1861) to the “Irish Penny Journal” in 1841 and for “Duffy’s Hibernian Magazine” in 1861. There is also a short biography of this extraordinarily gifted man which was written in 1862 within a month of his death.  Cover  €7  Yes
IGS31  An Daonchartlann – The Official Opening of the Archive of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, Martello Tower, Seapoint, Co. Dublin  Edited by Margaret Conroy (ISBN 898471 32 0) Price €5.00 Includes a brief history of the Society and especially of the Martello Tower Project; A List of Contributors to the Building Fund; Descent of Denis O Conor Don, first President of the Society & some contemporary World Events; Editor’s Choice – a miscellany of articles published over the years.  Cover  €5