Samuel Lewis 1837 history of St.Catherine's district
Resources for Research
City wide and Ireland Research
(an excellent resources site to explore)
Researching Parish Register Help Page
Many of the same resources availale for Dublin may be of benefit to an interest in St. Catherine's.
1827 Dublin City Map
In addition to the sampling of references here, you might also look into the surrounding districts and general Dublin topics.
A Bountiful Community
As an urban area, St. Catherine's civil parish is the likely the origin of millions of descendants.
If you are lucky enough to know that your people were definately from St.Catherine's, we would love to learn how you found out the wonderful news, as this may help others who have a clue but perhaps haven't yet found the confirmation to strengthen their ties.
If you think your roots were in St. Catherine's, we hope some of the resources here might help, but moreso we would be pleased to hear from you as well because we might be able to help or refer you personally as well.
Or maybe you only know that your heritage was Dublin, and you are browsing here, trying to identify a specific neighborhood or parish.
St. Catherine's has great records avaiable, and it would be wonderful to welcome you home.
Start here with a quick glance back in time to St.Catherine's district of about 1848 to 1851:
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - St. Catherines, County Dublin
On the following valuation Griffith's map link here, note that the red boundary lines of the various Quay Wards may not corespond understandably with the parish and townlands, wherein a comprehensive map overly is needed.. (Please let us know.)
1901 Census of ireland (a sampling ofSt. Catherine's district
1911 Census of ireland
An extract sampling for St. Catherine's neighborhood can be see here
Partial Indexes of Births, Marriages, and Deaths have started to be collected at, for which St. Catherine's is well represented.
A gap in some clerk books appears, and fortunately, some of these are covered in published form as well.
We also have the benefit, within a Caipitol City of Europe, to have street, trade, tax, and other early people list directories.
Dublin City Directories (some apparently collected online at http://www.failteromhat.com/)
1824 Dublin Directory by Piggot (a sample page in pdf file format here http://www.failteromhat.com/pigot/0188.pdf)
1836 Dublin Directory by Pettigrew
1838 Dublin Directory by Watson
1839 Dublin Directory by __
1850 Dublin Directory by Shaw (online at http://www.dublin1850.com/dublin1850/index.html and http://www.libraryireland.com/DublinDirectory1850/a.php)
1862 Dublin Directory by Thoms (online at http://www.libraryireland.com/Dublin-Street-Directory-1862/152.php )
Ancestry Digital Subscription Site
Church of Ireland book index version of St.Catherine's parish entries (and adjoining St.James) from 1615 to 1715 at:
With nearby access to the treasures of the National Library, the National Archives, the Genealogy and Heraldry Offices, Trinity Library, City Libraries, and a vibrant historically minded citizenry, we truely are fortunate to feel connectied to St. Catherine's Dublin.
By networking together on our common geographical interrests, we can assist each other and become better aware of our shared heritage.