Findmypast Ireland provides access to Prison Registers 1790-1924

The subscription database Findmypast Ireland has added a new series of records that offer a great new resource for family historians with an Irish background.

Irish Prison records are a key source for tracing family history because they record such a huge volume of prisoners, their relatives and in many cases their victims. This dataset is compiled from the collection housed in the National Archives of Ireland and covers most surviving records for prisons in the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. In total there are 2.7 million records, with information on over 3.5 million people. Please note that the database can only be used within the State Library building. To access, simply type Findmypast into our online catalogue or click on the logo above.

2 thoughts on “Findmypast Ireland provides access to Prison Registers 1790-1924

  1. My great great grandfather was in prison in october 1852 in Carrick on Shanon. Can you please tell anymore details about this, such as the crime committed and for how long he was sentenced.

    thank you Ed Sears

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