A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

If you are of Irish descent, or doing research on lines from Ireland, Library Ireland has posted A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland online. Library Ireland is a great resource for researchers (and it’s free), offering a large number of out-of-print books online.

Front/Main Page:

    A
    TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
    OF
    IRELAND

    COMPRISING THE
    SEVERAL COUNTIES, CITIES, BOROUGHS, CORPORATE, MARKET, AND POST TOWNS.
    PARISHES, AND VILLAGES,

    WITH
    HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL DESCRIPTIONS;

    EMBELLISHED WITH
    ENGRAVINGS OF THE ARMS OF THE CITIES, BISHOPRICKS, CORPORATE TOWNS, AND BOROUGHS;
    OF THE SEALS OF THE SEVERAL MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS:

    APPENDIX,
    DESCRIBING THE ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES OF THE SEVERAL BOROUGHS, AS DEFINED
    BY THE ACT OF THE 2d & 3d OF WILLIAM IV.

    BY SAMUEL LEWIS.

This is a neat publication with a lot of historical background for the various counties/cities.

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