Anthony J. Roche's  
Genealogical Resource Page

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Dublin's Dedicated Page click here 

Dublin Cemeteries and Burial Grounds Click here for a listing or mail me if your cemetery of interest is not listed

Dublin's Churches - list of the Catholic Churches (other denominations coming - check back soon )

The Methodist Church in Ireland

The Presbyterian Congregation in Dublin

Was your ancestor at law? - The Irish Law Society established in 1773 has many records useful to the genealogist

Do you need a definition of a Legal term - Click Here

Had an ancestor in the medical profession?  Then check out these resources:-

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.   More Details Here

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Dublin Photographs.  Any location photographed and sent via email or post - contact here for details


Miscellaneous Sources

My Name Interests
(Roache, Roach)
Obviously, this is my primary area of research, but the one that has proved to be the most challenging, originally from Co Waterford, my great grandfather, James Roche came to Dublin via Cork in search of work.  In this he succeeded, a miller by trade he initially worked in the Templeogue Mill in what was then the Dublin countryside.  In later years he and his family moved to the Inchicore / Kilmainham area of Dublin where his sons worked in the railway works of Inchicore. 

Index of Roche Births in Ireland  (source: General Registrar's Office, Dublin)

Other Name Interests
Beahan Originally from Tipperary but my interest is with the branch which lived in Dundrum Co. Dublin from 1860 to 1900  Click here for good Tipperary information and links
Conway Carlow to the Inchicore / Kilmainham area of Dublin

From 1879 to 1960 my Grandmother Christina Conway lived in Old Kilmainham - here is a list of the residents of Old Kilmainham as extracted from

  1. 1838 Streets Directory
  2. 1851 City census.
  3. 1861 Streets Directory
  4. 1919 Streets Directory
  5. 1928 Streets Directory
  6. 1935 Streets Directory
  7. 1949 Streets Directory

John (Jack) Conway born 1875 and still in Dublin at 1901 census left Ireland shortly after and was not heard from since - any descendants out there?

Carroll Athboy Co. Meath to Hill of Down Co. Meath
(O) Daly Co. Meath, 19th Century; Dublin 20th Century
See also History
Gillies Earliest Kilmuir Skye Scotland to Ireland via London 1878

Gillies Birth Records (source: General Records Office, Scotland)

Just Published - "Words and Music, a Family History" the definitive account of my Gillies ancestors from  1799 to modern times - available now email me for details.

(O) Reilly Ballyjamesduff Co. Cavan - Dublin
Walsh  Meath - Kildare - Dublin
Mulhare  Granard, Co. Longford and surrounding districts to Dublin, 19th Century - Present Day
Nash Sevenoaks, Kent, England (not definite) via London, England to Dublin, 1878
Clarke Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan - Worldwide

We hope that this page will serve as a resource for people researching any of the above names. By clicking on any of the links above you will be able to view some of the material that I have gathered to date relating to that particular name or location. Note that for the next couple of weeks these links will be activated one by one, so if they are not 'live' at present, come back soon for more information. Some of the data refers directly to my own fore bearers or those of my wife Mary. Others are just information on the names that I have collected along the way in the hope that they might be of value to others.

We would be delighted to hear from others interested in any of the names above or in genealogy and local history in general. To mail us see below.

Where databases are given as abstracted from archival material it must be stressed that these are unverified and offered as are, without any guarantee as to their accuracy.

I am very happy to do 'lookups' in any of the archival material to which I have access.  These are offered on a 'when time permits' basis.  I can do lookups in the following

Genealogical Resources
Ireland General Irish Telephone Directory CD
Irish Marriages (Extracts from Hibernian magazine) 1788 - 1790
Register of Deeds, Abstract of Wills 1708 - 1832
Catalogue of the graduates of Trinity College Dublin 1591 - 1926
Index to the Town lands, Towns, Parishes and baronies of Ireland
Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland

Register of St. Thomas Parish Lisnagarvey Co. Antrim 1637 - 1646

Belfast Gravestone Inscriptions Volume 3 - Covers Balmoral Cemetery, Friends Burial Ground and Malone Presbyterian Church


Carlow Members of Parliament.  From Elizabeth to Victoria  (1559 - 1868)

M.I. s for Dunleckney Cemetery

Cavan Griffiths Primary Valuation (small parts)

Co. Down Directory  1888

Clergy of the dioceses of Connor


Dublin Directory 1738

Dublin Almanac, Register & Directory 1815, 1839 & 1848
Thom's Directory of Dublin 1850, 1864, 1919, 1935
Register of St. Thomas Parish Dublin 1750 - 1791

Dublin City 1901 Census Index to  North Strand, Clonliffe Road & Summerhill District

Dublin City 1901 Census Index to Blackrock Urban District Area

The Monuments of St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin

Monumental Inscriptions of Deansgrange Cemetery Vols 1 - 5

Kildare Register of the Quaker School at Ballitore
Longford 1901 Census index 
Griffiths Primary Valuation (part)

Gravestone Inscriptions of the Parishes of Castlebar & Islandeady


St Patrick's Cathedral Trim Monumental Inscriptions

Newtown Graveyard Trim Monumental Inscriptions

Tipperary Bassetts Directory 1888

Fitzwilliam Accounts, from the Annesely Collection

Corn Growers, Carriers & Traders of County Wicklow 1788 to 1790