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Primary Sources of Historical Information (original /reprint)

Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books (copies), Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary, Trade Directories etc.

Maps – Original 1837 OS Maps (and some later editions), Town Plans, Valuation Maps, Petty 1685 (facsimile), Noble and Keenan 1752 Map of Co. Kildare, Alex. Taylor’s 1783 Map of Co. Kildare etc.

Red Book of the Earls of Kildare.

The Civil Survey 1654 – 1656, Vol. VIII Co. Kildare.

Drogheda Rentals 1875 and Jan. 1879-Jan. 1888 (Monasterevin).

1901 and 1911 Census on Microfilm.

Ordnance Survey Letters for County Kildare.

Local Folklore collection relating to South Kildare on audio tape and transcribed.

Shackleton/Leadbeater collection – transcripts of original letters; also poems and books relating to these families and the Quaker village of Ballitore, mostly late 18 th - early 19 th century.

Teresa Brayton Collection: poems, short stories, letters, photographs and memorabilia relating to Teresa Brayton, author of The Old Bog Road, 1868-1943.

Verschoyle Papers: Mostly rentals, few loose sheets relating to Verschoyle estate in Co. Dublin and Co. Kildare mostly for the years 1841 – 1877 and 1897.

Thomas Rawson’s ‘Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare…,’ 1807.

Comerford’s, Collections of the Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin,

Brenan’s, Schools of Kildare and Leighlin, 1775 – 1835.

8 th Report of the commission of Irish Education, Maynooth Inquiry, 1827

Maynooth Commission Report, 1855

Quaker Relief, 2 vols.

Correspondence of the Society of Friends Relief of Distress Papers for County Kildare.

The Famine in Co. Kildare, 5 vols.
(Vols. I – III, papers of the Relief Commission and the Chief Secretary’s Registered Papers, Convict Reference Files and Outrage Reports.
Vols. IV – V, articles and adverts from the Leinster Express (1839 – 1849) relating to the famine and the administration of the Poor Law in County Kildare.)

County Kildare, A Geographical Background for Planning, 1970, 2 vols.

Bradley, Halpin and King, O.P.W. Urban Archaeological Survey, 1982/83(?)