Ireland prison registers, 1798-1928 - new, free collection added to FamilySearch


18 August 2021
A collection of more than 3 million prison records for Ireland from the 18th to 20th centuries has been added to the FamilySearch genealogy website.

The new collection, which comprises 3,127,924 records, is a compilation of prison records from collections held in the National Archives of Ireland. It includes most surviving prison records from the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. 

The records can contain the following information about individuals:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Name of prison
  • Dates of admission and release
  • Physical description
  • Next of kin
  • Details of crime and name of victim

The index is provided courtesy of FindMyPast. Search the collection at FamilySearch.

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