Research Databases & Services

We provide free access to online databases in your local Fingal Library branch

Find My Past


Findmypast Ireland is a website set up by experts in the field of family history which will help you to understand your Irish heritage and make amazing discoveries about your ancestors. It is currently available in all Fingal branch libraries except Garristown Library.

Irish Newspaper Archive

Archives of Irish Newspapers

Griffiths Valuation

A full scale Valuation of Property in Ireland


JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

Ask about Ireland

The Ask about Ireland website is an online cultural, educational and environmental resource with over thirty general interest topics showcasing national datasets and the local studies collections from all library authorities.  This is an extremely useful website for primary and secondary students when doing projects or homework. You can take a tour here: