=== Catholic Church Records ===
Images of more than 1,000 Catholic parish registers are now available for free online at the [http://registers.nli.ie/ National Library of Ireland website].}}
Roman Catholic parish registers for most rural areas were not kept until the 1820s or much later. However, records for urban areas often start earlier; sometimes much earlier and as far back as the mid-eighteenth century or occasionally before. Registers in the City of Limerick for example begin in 1745, those for Cork Cathedral in 1766. '''[[Ireland Catholic Church Records|Read more...]]'''