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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Origins opens up its Irish Directories for Easter

Origins is offering free access to its very useful Irish Directories collection over the Easter Weekend, starting tomorrow, Friday 29 March until midnight (GMT) on Monday 1 April

You need to login or register, and can then select from 69 Directories covering 1824 to 1900. They're held in two separate collections: the Dublin Directories and the Directories of Ireland collection.

The Dublin Directories collection contains:
  • Bassett’s County Directories 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1888
  • Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland 1824
  • Slater's Directories of Ireland 1846, 1870, 1881, 1894
  • Henderson's Ulster Directory 1856
  • Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster 1867

The Directories of Ireland collection contains the following:
  • Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory 1845-1900

A further 20 Directories (none of them Thom's) will be joining the Dublin Directories line-up shortly.