Heritage Resources

Heritage Resources

Historical resources from kildare.ie and Local Studies, Genealogy & Archives Dept

There are a wealth of resources available for those wishing to study the history of Co. Kildare or wishing to discover their roots in the county. In recent years the number of resources available online has also grown and kildare.ie has been central to this development. Provided in this section are links to the online resources and hosted websites exclusive to kildare.ie, as well as useful external websites.

Local History
If your interests are in getting to know your local area, Co. Kildare has an extensive network of local history groups which are all represented by the County Kildare Federation Of Local History Groups.
Primary Sources
For those wishing to delve deeper and access some of the primary and secondary sources not available digitally, the first stop is the Local Studies department of Kildare Library and Arts Service.
For those wishing to trace their family tree the Genealogy Department of Kildare Library and Arts Service provides a Genealogical Research Service for people whose ancestors originated in Co. Kildare.
Maynooth University's Department of Modern History offers a Certificate in Local History providing a methodological approach to the research and writing of local history. The course has led to many Kildare related publications.

Many of the historical resources in this section of Kildare Community Network are provided by County Kildare Library and Arts Service's Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Dept., Kildare's invaluable source of local history, genealogy and archive materials.

Kildare.ie Online Resources

Etch of the Battles close to Kilcullen (detail)

The 1798 Rebellion in Co. Kildare

Thom's Trade Directories: Co. Kildare 1849 & 1854

Thom's Trade Directories: Co. Kildare 1849 & 1854