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Online Records

1901 Census of Population of County Clare
1901 Census of Population of County Clare - Surname Index
1901 Census of Population of County Clare - List of Surnames
1901 Census of Population of county Clare - Frequency of Surnames
1841 & 1851 Census Search Forms

Search the 1911 Census of Population of County Clare (external link)
Browse the 1911 Census of Population of County Clare (external link)

1852/1855 Index to Griffith's Valuation for Clare - Surname Index
1852/1855 Index to Griffith's Valuation for Clare - Parish Index
1852/1855 Index to Griffith's Valuation for Clare - List of Surnames
1852/1855 Index to Griffith's Valuation for Clare - Frequency of Surnames

1820s-1840s Index to Tithe Applotment Books - Surname Index
1820s-1840s Index to Tithe Applotment Books - Parish Index
1820s-1840s Index to Tithe Applotment Books - List of Surnames
1820s-1840s Index to Tithe Applotment Books - Frequency of Surnames

Combined list of surnames which occur in the 1901 Census of Population of County Clare, the Griffith's Valuation 1855 of County Clare, and the Tithe Applotment Books (1820s-1840s) for County Clare, including the number of occurences for each surname collected in each source. (3MB file)
Names to conjure with: a perspective on Clare surnames by Pat Flynn

1692-1775 Freemen of Ennis
1768 Freeholders of County Clare
1821 List of Freeholders, County Clare
1829 Registry of Freeholders for the County of Clare
1832 Applicants to the Registry of Freeholders, Borough of Ennis
1841 Applicants to the Registry of Freeholders, Co. Clare

1888-1916 Journals: Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland
1636-1703 Books of Survey and Distribution
1659 Census of Clare
Pre-1855 Estate Papers in NLI and NAI
1876 Land owners in Clare
1824 Hedge School Teachers in Clare
1935-1985 Index to biographical notices, 'Clare Champion'

1570-1700
Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare
1577-1892 High Sheriffs of Clare
1583-1886 Clare Members of Parliament
1584-1637 Clare Chancery Pleadings
1661-1893 Clare Justices of the Peace

1732, '84, '99, 1805 Clare Grand Juries
1740/41 Persons named in the Lucas Diary
1740-1783 Converts from Popery
1778 Ennis Volunteers’ Minute Book
1798 United Irishmen of North West Clare
1816-1835 Ejectment Books of County Clare
1845 Galway and Ennis Railway Petitioners
1849 Evictions in Kilrush Union
1849 The shipwreck of the 'St John' - survivors and drowned
1850-51 Deaths and Staff in Kilrush and Ennistymon Workhouses
1863 Macnamara Rental
1864-1870 Deaths in the Liscannor area
1866 Census of Kilfenora and Kiltoraght Parishes
1878-1903 Tenants evicted in East Clare
1890s List of tenants on Colonel O'Callaghan's estate, Bodyke
1900s Houses and their Occupiers in Ennistymon
1900s Houses and their Occupiers in some townlands around Ennistymon
1900s Houses and their Occupiers in Lahinch
1914-18 North Clare soldiers who died during World War I
1914-18 Kilrush Men in World War I
1921 & 1926 Scariff Rural District Rate Books

School Registers & Roll Books
1814-1931 County Clare Boys who attended Clongowes Wood College
1865-1888 Boys’ and Girls’ School Registers, Tiermaclane National School
1857-1885; 1882-1926; 1926-1929 CBS Ennistymon School Register
1863-1975 Lack School, Kilchreest: Pupils, Teachers, Managers
1865-1922 (Boys) and 1889-1922 (Girls) Roll Books, Lacken National School, Kilmihil
1896-1922 (Boys) and 1888-1922 (Girls) Roll Books, Leitrim National School, Kilmihil
1873-1960 Pupils, Principals and Monitors, Knockjames NS
1876-1970 Kilbaha N.S. Roll Books
1886-1908 (Boys) School Register, 1899-1932 (Girls) School Register, Kilfenora National School
1864-1880 Register of Infants in Bansha National School
1864-1922 (Girls) School Register, Kinturk National School
1871-1896 (Girls) School Register, Kilshanny National School
1879-1940 (Boys) and 1909-1940 (Girls) Roll Books, Lahinch National School
1888-1966 Boys’ and Girls’ School Registers, Ballyea National School
1898-1952 Ennis National School Registers
1907-1922 (Boys) School Register, 1906-1922 (Girls) School Register, Lisroe National School
1908-1966 Pitfield National School Register
See also History of Education in Clare

Clare GenMaps

Clare GenMaps

Clare Genmaps
How to find your surname heatmap - a video and step by step guide

Directories

1893 Guy's Directory, Clare
1881, Slater's Directory, Ennis & Clarecastle
1880-1 Bassett's Directory, Clare
1875-6 Bassett's Directory, Clare
1870, Slater's Directory, Ennis & Clarecastle
1842,1863 Hogan's Directory, Kilkee
1846 Slater's Directory, Clare
1814 Leet’s Directory, Clare
1824 Pigot's Directory, Clare
1788 Lucas's Directory, Ennis

Histories of Clare Families
The Origins of Heraldry
Principal original families of County Clare
Learned Families of Thomond
The territories of the ancient Irish families in Limerick and Clare
The BUTLERS of County Clare
Short Study of a Transplanted Family (MACLYSAGHTS)
The O'DAVORENS of Cahermacnaughten

Donated Material
Transcriptions of material from primary source documents and family histories donated to Clare County Library. See the Clare Past Forum also for donated material directly uploaded by forum members.
 Births/Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths
Census Records
Court Reports (including Evictions)
Directories
Emigration Records
Family Histories, Biographies & Memoirs
Graveyard Inscriptions
Military, Police & Prison Records
Memorial / Mortuary Cards

Registers, Rent-rolls & other Land Records
Shipping and Seamen
Wills & Probate

Clare Past Forum Emigration List Project (1892-1924)

Research support
Clare Past Forum
Townland index
Civil Parish index
Church records
Old Territorial Divisions and Land Measures


Links to external Genealogical Services

Links to external Genealogical Sources

Tracing your Family Tree - Tips from Clare County Library

Check-list and tips for family historians intending to visit Clare (by Paddy Casey on the Clare Past forum)

Books and other material on Clare genealogy held by Clare County Library

Digital Books (Genealogy, History etc)

Software
Genscriber (free program to download for transcribing parish records etc. courtesy of Les Hardy)