The following websites and contacts will specifically cover topics of interest to Clare genealogists.


Clare County Library: This is the principal one-stop-shop for Clare genealogy data (baptisms, tithe applotments, Griffith's Valuation, census, maps, historical texts, parish histories, etc.). FREE.


Baptism and marriage registers for the Catholic parishes of County Clare are available for consultation on microfilm in the Local Studies Centre in Ennis.


See the parishes arranged in their respective dioceses, and the dates of the registers. The centre also has Church of Ireland Parish Records:
Parish of Drumcliff (Ennis):
- Register of Baptisms 1744-1748; 1785-1870.
- Register of Marriages 1744-1748; 1785-1845.
- Register of Burials 1744-1748; 1785-1869. 
- Register of Confirmations 1838 and 1842.




    Clare Past Forum: a very active forum covering County genealogy, social history and a range of other topics. FREE.


Ennis Parish Records: Thanks to the work of The Clare Roots Society, the Ennis Parish (Drumcliff) Birth and Marriage Registers Indexes are available to search and download. Baptism Records are available from 1841 to 1900, and Marriage Records are available from 1837 to 1900.


Slieve Aughty website: aims to provide a focus for information and discussion about the Slieve Aughty uplands in Counties Clare and Galway in the west of Ireland. FREE.


Ireland Genealogy Project Archives-Clare contains numerous records related to the County (cemeteries, court records, census substitutes, military records, obituaries, newspapers, etc.). FREE.

Ireland Genealogy Project-Clare Section: contains numerous links to Clare related resources (books, newspapers, etc.). FREE.


Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) is a community based organisation that aims to orally record, document, archive and share the memories, experiences, customs, traditions and practices that characterise County Clare.


Ruan Local History Group: The objective of the group is to record all information available on the townlands of Ruan and Dysart.  This information will, in time, be put on exhibition and maybe even make it into print. Call Linda Hogan at 086 8748845 or email her at  for further information.


The Western Family History Association: is a County Galway genealogy group.




    Facebook: Clare Roots Society is also on Facebook.




Misc. Clare County Library website:


TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE - Tips from Clare County Library
and at the Check-list and Tips for Family Historians Intending to Visit Clare at


and at the extensive genealogy data available online at


and at the links to genealogical services at


and at the links to genealogical sources at


and the surname distribution maps (select the People tab) at!52.86467Z9F1*


Persons who need help with their Clare family history research can also post a question on the Clare Library Clare Past forum at on one of the Rootsweb Clare lists, e.g. Clare Projects.