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While many of the Top Free Irish Genealogy Resources for Ireland can be researched online from anywhere in the world, a visit to one's county library should be on everyone's bucket list. 

Local History for County Monaghan

The political, social and economic history of County Monaghan past and present is available to researchers and the general public at Monaghan County Library. 


Genealogy Records for County Monaghan

Everything you need to know in this Guide to Tracing your Monaghan Ancestors.


Death Notices & Obituaries that have appeared in local newspapers since 1839 have been compiled by Monaghan Library and are continually being updated. These obituary records are not online (only the indexes are).

These death notices can be viewed in-house. However, researchers unable to visit can request a copy by email or phone. (There will be a charge for this service)

The Monaghan County Library holds the following church records on CD Rom and in books:

Church of Ireland Parish Records for Clontibret, Donagh, Drumsnat & Kilmore, Errigal Shanco, Errigal Truagh, Tydavnet & Tyholland.

Presbyterian Parish Records for Ballyalbany, Braddox, Scotstown, Corlea, Derryvalley(marriages only), Glennan, Legnacreeve & Monaghan First.


Church Records (Microfilm)

  • Roman Catholic Church Records for the Diocese of Clogher up to 1880 (On MicroFilm)

  • Church of Ireland Records for Tydavnet, Tyholland, Donagh, Errigal Shanco & Trough, Clontibret, Drumsnat & Kilmore. (On CD Rom)

  • Presbyterian Church Records for Ballyalbany, Legnacreeve/Braddox, Scotstown, Corlea & *Derryvally (Marriages only) (On CD Rom)

  • Register of Presbyterian Marriages for Derryvalley 1846-1953 and 1849-1956 (Books)


Workhouse Records

There were four workhouses in Co. Monaghan. They were in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones & Monaghan. Records (with some years missing) for Carrickmacross and Castleblayney are held in the Monaghan County Library, Clones.

  • Report of Condition of Poor in Ireland 1836

  • Workhouse Minute Books For Carrickmacross and Castleblayney


  • Transportation of County Monaghan Convicts to Australia (Books)

  • Outrage Papers 1832-1852 (On Micro Film)

  • Grand Jury Presentments 1822-1834 (On Micro Film)

  • Admittance Register for Monaghan County Infirmary 1846-1849 + Index (Books)

  • North Monaghan Inquisition Book April 1846 – December 1855 by Coroner William Charles Waddle (Books)

  • Clogher Records 1953 to Present (Books)

  • The Corry’s of County Monaghan (Book)

  • The Cahan’s Register & Index (Books)

  • Club and Parish Histories (Books)

  • Manuscripts of Irish Civilisation (On Micro Film)


  • 1835 Parish Maps (Book)

  • Griffiths Valuation Maps (Books)

Regional Newspapers for Co. Monaghan (Micro Film)

  • The Northern Standard Newspaper 1839 to Present (Micro Film)

  • The Peoples Advocate Newspaper 1876 – 1906 (Micro Film)

  • The Farney Leader 1908 – 1909 (Micro Film)

  • The Clones Weekly Chronicle 1906 – 1908 (Micro Film)

  • The Monaghan People 1906 – 1908 (Micro Film)

  • The Anglo-Celt 1846 – 2007 (Micro Film)

  • The Monaghan Argus 1875 – 1881 and 1954 – 1959 (Micro Film)

  • The Dublin Penny Journal 1832 – 1836 (Micro Film)

  • The Dundalk Democrat 1849 – 1929 and 1931 – 1948 (Micro Film)


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