The process of tracing your family history can be expensive with many websites offering paid subscription-only services. Sites offering free access are always a good place to start tracing your family. The free online website https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en is a great way to access Irish Civil Records.
Griffith’s Valuation is the primary valuation for Ireland. The valuation was conducted between 1848 – 1864. It’s worth to Irish genealogists cannot be overestimated.
The census records are one of the most valuable resources for anyone starting to research their family history. Unfortunately only two complete census for Ireland survive – the 1901 Census taken 31st March 1901 and the 1911 Census taken 2nd April 1911