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Many of these are to be found in the Irish Genealogy Project website Parish registers are the most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the commencement of the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages in 1864.

Prior to this parish registers may contain the only surviving record of a particular individual or family and can supply evidence of direct links between one generation and the next (via baptismal registers) and one family and another (via marriage registers).

A remarkable feature of this country is the extensive bogs, estimated at 2,330,000 English acres.

Corn, hemp, and flax are produced in great plenty; beef and butter are exported; and hides, wool, tallow, wood, salt, honey, and wax, are articles of commerce. The principal manufacture is fine linen cloth, which is brought to great perfection, and the trade in it is very great.

region=Ireland (free) Indexes to 19 plus some 1851 records for Antrim and Cork census are available on Ancestry: https://search.uk/search/category.aspx?

page=gs& Filter for Ireland Cemetery records, transcribed by volunteers and searchable by country, are to be found on the IGP website Printed resources: Mitchell, Brian The 19 censuses are the only complete surviving census records for the pre-Independence period.

Fragments survive for 1821 – 1851 for some counties, as follows: Antrim, 1851; Belfast city (one ward only), 1851; Cavan, 18; Cork, 1841; Dublin city (index to heads of household only), 1851; Fermanagh, 1821, 18; Galway, 1813 (numerical returns for Longford barony) and 1821; King’s County (Offaly), 1821; Londonderry (Derry), 1831 – 34; Meath, 1821; Waterford, 1841.

Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.

The principal rivers are the Shannon, Bandon, Lee, Blackwater or Broadwater, Liffey, Boyne, Sure, Burrow, Slane, and Bann; lakes, lough Neagh, or the lake of Killarney, the most distingished for its beauties, lough Erne, and lough Corrib.

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