Surviving non-fragmentary Irish census records or transcripts 1821-1871

These are surviving census records or transcripts of whole parishes or townlands. Some contain full listings; others are heads of household plus number of people in house only. The list includes some unofficial census material but excludes those that only name people of a specific religion.

Any additions for this table can be sent via the "contact us" link above.

For description of sources see:  Winstanley, Adam (2019) Surviving 19th Century Irish Census Data. Irish Roots magazine, No. 110, June 2019, p 22-23.

Data table last updated 1 May 2019

Abbreviations

AA

Armagh Ancestry

armagh.rootsireland.ie

GO

Genealogical Office, Dublin

 

NAI

National Archives Ireland

census.nationalarchives.ie

NLI

National Library of Ireland

registers.nli.ie

PRONI

Public Record Office Northern Ireland

 

RIA

Royal Irish Academy

 

UCD

University College Dublin

 

 

Except where otherwise indicated, civil parishes are used. The parish names are spelled as in www.townlands.ie . In contemporary 19th-century records, the spelling may vary.

Year

County

Parish

notes

repository

ref

publication

1820

Antrim

Lisburn (Blaris)

heads + number

PRONI

T679/107 [MIC583]

 

1821

Armagh

Forkill

AA

 

armagh.rootsireland.ie

Armagh

Kilmore

8tds

AA

 

armagh.rootsireland.ie

Armagh

Mullaghbrack

1td

AA

 

armagh.rootsireland.ie

Armagh

Drumcree

8tds

AA

 

armagh.rootsireland.ie

Cavan

Annagelliff

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Ballymachugh

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Castlerahan

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Castleterra

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Crosserlough

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Denn

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Drumlumman

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Drung

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Kilbride

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Kilmore

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Kinawley

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Larah

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Lavey

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Lurgan

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Mullagh

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cavan

Munterconnaught

 

NAI

CEN1821/1-15

census.nationalarchives.ie

Clare

Drumcliff (Ennis)

Partial

NAI

Crossle

findmypast.ie

Fermanagh

Aghalurcher

 

NAI

CEN 1821/16

census.nationalarchives.ie

Fermanagh

Derryvullan

 

NAI

CEN 1821/17

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Aran

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Athenry

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Kilconierin

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Kilconickny

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Killimordaly

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Kilreekil

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Kiltullagh

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Galway

Lickerrig

 

NAI

CEN 1821/18-25

census.nationalarchives.ie

Kerry

Kilcummin

 

RIA

McSwiney F3

 

Kilkenny

Aglish

 

GO

GO683-4

IA 1976[i]

Kilkenny

Portnascully

 

GO

GO683-4

IA 1976[ii]

Kilkenny

Pollrone

incomplete

GO

GO683-4

IG 1977[iii]

King's Co

Aghancon

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Birr

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Ettagh

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Kilcolman

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Kinnitty

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Letterluna

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Roscomroe

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Roscrea

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

King's Co

Seirkieran

 

NAI

CEN 1821/26-34

census.nationalarchives.ie

Leitrim

Carrigallen

 

NLI

P4646, P4658

 

Meath

Ardbraccan

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Ardsallagh

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Balrathboyne

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Bective

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Churchtown

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Clonmacduff

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Donaghmore

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Donaghpatrick

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Kilcooly

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Liscartan

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Martry

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Moymet

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Navan

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Newtownclonbun

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Rataine

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Rathkenny

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Trim

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Meath

Tullaghanoge

 

NAI

CEN 1821/35-53

census.nationalarchives.ie

Tipperary

Killinafe

2tds

NAI

M242, M346

Waterford

Ballygunner

1td

private

 

Decies 1981[iv]

Waterford

Waterford City

incomplete

private

 

IG 1968[v] [vi]

1831

Kilkenny

Aglish

 

GO

GO683-4

 

Londonderry

Aghadowey

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Aghanloo

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Agivey

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Arboe

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Artrea

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballinderry

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballyaghran

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballymoney (part)

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballynascreen

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballyrashane (part)

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballyscullion

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Ballywillin

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Balteagh

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Banagher

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Bovevagh

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Clondermot

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Coleraine

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Cumber

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Derryloran

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Desertlyn

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Desertmartin

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Desertoghill

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Drumachose

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Dunboe

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Dungiven

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Errigal

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Faughanvale

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Kilcronaghan

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Kildollagh

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Killelagh

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Killowen

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Kilrea

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Lissan

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Macosquin

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Maghera

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Magherafelt

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Tamlaght

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Tamlaght Finlagan

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Tamlaght O’Crilly

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Tamlaghtard

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Templemore

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

Londonderry

Termoneeny

heads + number

NAI

CEN 1831/1-44

census.nationalarchives.ie

1834

Limerick

Templebredon

heads + number

private

 

JMAHS 1975[vii]

Longford

Granard

heads + number

NLI PR

P4237/11

registers.nli.ie

Louth

Tallanstown

heads + number

private

 

JCLAS 1957[viii]

Tipperary

Templebredon

heads + number

private

 

JMAHS 1975[ix]

1835

Kerry

Dunquin

 heads + number

Dublin
Diocesan
Archives

Catholic
Association
Papers

JKAHS 1974[x]

Kerry

Dunurlin

 heads + number

Kerry

Kilmalkedar

 heads + number

Kerry

Kilquane

 heads + number

Kerry

Marhin

 heads + number

Kerry

Prior & Killemlagh (RC)

 heads + number

UCD

O’Connell papers

JKAHS 1975[xi]

 

King's Co

Tubber (RC)

 

NLI

P1994

 

Tipperary

Birdhill and Newport (RC)

 

NLI

P1561

 

Westmeath

Tubber (RC)

 

NLI

P1994

 

1840

Kildare

Castledermot

 

NLI

P3511

 

King's Co

Eglish

heads + number

NLI PR

P4175/05

registers.nli.ie

1841

Cavan

Killashandra

except 3 tds

NAI

CEN 1841/1

census.nationalarchives.ie

Kilkenny

Aglish

2tds

GO

GO683-4

IA 1977[xii]

Kilkenny

Rathkieran

2tds

GO

GO683-4

 

Louth

Carlingford

6 tds

private

 

JCLAHS 2008[xiii]

1851

Antrim

Aghagallon

3 tds

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Aghalee

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Ahoghill

1 td

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Ballinderry

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Ballymoney

1 td

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Carncastle

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Dunaghy

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Grange of Killyglen

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Killead

2tds

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Kilwaughter

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Larne

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Rasharkin

part

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Antrim

Tickmacrevan

 

NAI

CEN 1851/2-13

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cork

Kilcrumper

except 3 tds

NAI

NAI999/643

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cork

Kilworth

 

NAI

NAI999/643

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cork

Leitrim

except 3 tds

NAI

NAI999/643

census.nationalarchives.ie

Cork

Macrony

4tds

NAI

NAI999/643

census.nationalarchives.ie

Dublin

Dublin City

heads

NAI

CEN 1851/18/1-2

census.nationalarchives.ie

Fermanagh

Drumkeeran

1td

NAI

CEN 1851/13/1

census.nationalarchives.ie

Kilkenny

Aglish

 

GO

GO683-4

IA 1977[xiv]

Kilkenny

Portnascully

1td

GO

GO683-4

IA 1977[xv]

Kilkenny

Rathkyran

2tds

GO

GO683-4

 

Louth

Carlingford

6 tds

private

 

JCLAHS 2008[xvi]

1852

Louth

Mosstown

 

private

 

JCLAS 1975[xvii]

1865

Meath

Kells

Town/heads

NLI

MS 25,423

private[xviii]

1871

Meath

Drumcondra

 

NLI PR

P4184/05

registers.nli.ie

 



[i]Walsh Kelly, E. and ffolliott, Rosemary. (1976). The 1821 Census Returns for the Parishes of Aglish and Portnascully, Co. Kilkenny. The Irish Ancestor 8(2). p. 113-123. [http://homepage.eircom.net/~mooncoin/history.htm#1821]

[ii]Walsh Kelly, E. and ffolliott, Rosemary. (1976). The 1821 Census Returns for the Parishes of Aglish and Portnascully, Co. Kilkenny. The Irish Ancestor 8(2). p. 113-123. [http://homepage.eircom.net/~mooncoin/history.htm#1821]

[iii]Kelly, Kathleen. (1977). Extracts From The Census of 1821: Parish of Pollrone. The Irish Genealogist 5(4). p. 522-526.

[iv]anon. (1981). The Townland of Callaghane in 1821. Decies 17. p. 67-70.

[v]Kelly, Kathleen. (1968). Extracts from the Census of the City of Waterford, 1821. The Irish Genealogist 4(1). p. 17-24.

[vi]Kelly, Kathleen. (1968). Extracts from the Census of the City of Waterford, 1821, part 2. The Irish Genealogist 4(2). p. 12-130.

[vii]O’Ferrall, Fergus. (1975). The population of a rural pre-Famine parish: Templebredin, counties Limerick and Tipperary, in 1834. Journal of the North Munster Archaeological and Historical Society 17. p. 91-101.

[viii]MacIomhair, Diarmuid. (1957). Census of Tallanstown, 1834. . Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 14(1). p. 14-25.

[ix]O’Ferrall, Fergus. (1975). The population of a rural pre-Famine parish: Templebredin, counties Limerick and Tipperary, in 1834. Journal of the North Munster Archaeological and Historical Society 17. p. 91-101.

[x]de Brún, Pádraig. (1974). A Census of the Parish of Ferriter, January 1835. Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society 7. p. 37-70.

[xi]de Brún, Pádraig. (1975). A Census of the Parishes of Prior and Killemlagh, December 1834. Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society 8. p. 114-135. [transcribed at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~irlker/census1834.html]

[xii]Walsh Kelly, E. and ffolliott, Rosemary. (1977). The 1841 Census Return for the Two Townlands in Aglish Parish, Co. Kilkenny. The Irish Ancestor 9(1). p. 44-47.

[xiii] Johnston, Don. (2008). Two Censuses of the Brabazon Estate in Cooley, 1841 and 1851. Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 26(4). p. 563-578.

[xiv]Walsh Kelly, E. and ffolliott, Rosemary. (1977). The 1851 Census Returns for the Parish of Aglish , Co. Kilkenny. The Irish Ancestor 9(2). p. 129-133.

[xv]Walsh Kelly, E. and ffolliott, Rosemary. (1977). The 1851 Census Returns for the Parish of Aglish , Co. Kilkenny. The Irish Ancestor 9(2). p. 129-133.

[xvi] Johnston, Don. (2008). Two Censuses of the Brabazon Estate in Cooley, 1841 and 1851. Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 26(4). p. 563-578.

[xvii]Ross, Noel. (1975). Families at Mosstown and Philipstown in 1852. XVIII, 3, (1975), 232-7. Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 18(3). p. 232-237.

[xviii] Nelson, John and Nelson, Monica, eds. (2014) Census of the Town and Parks of Kells, Co. Meath, taken by Henry Simmonds in January 1865. Kells: John Nelson.