Co. Wicklow

Co. Wicklow mapWe’ve a wide range of publications covering Co. Wicklow, also known as the Garden of Ireland.

The Census Reports provide excellent background to any research of this county and cover the years 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1911.  Please note that no names are included in these reports.

The Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1634-1858 is another useful source.  The index to the Grant Books covers virtually all of County Wicklow and presents researchers with a unique opportunity to trace information in sources which are now lost.  Also of interest is Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead: The Collected Works which includes grave inscriptions from all over Co. Wicklow – a must for any family historian focusing on this county.

The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders includes over 8,000 names, making it a fantastic source for this watershed in Irish history.  The records that have been compiled in our CD 1831 Tithe Defaulters are the most important evidence we have of the people involved in the infamous Tithe War 1831-38. The database includes details of nearly 30,000 individual defaulters.

Directories provide a wealth of information on gentry, professionals, tradesmen and much more besides.  For Wicklow research, the Leinster and Dublin sections of the following directories will prove useful: Pigot’s Commercial Directory of Ireland (1824), Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland (1846), Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland (1870), Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland (1881) and Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland (1894).

If your ancestor was a labourer, The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893), will be of interest since it includes information on every aspect of labourer’s lives from their wages, diet and accommodation through to their condition, age and size of families. This volume covers districts within Co. Wicklow.

Take a look at all Eneclann’s publications relating to Co. Wicklow.